Hi all just joined so not quite sure about posting this. However ill give it a go . I was hospitalised 5 weeks ago after having two very bad astma attacks one after the other. . I stayed in for 7 days because they couldnt get my astma under control. However I returned home with predisone to be tapered off over three weeks plus my ventolin inhaler and the new fostair 200 in replace of my clennil. Its been a long struggle now in week 6 and back on predisone 5mg per day and starting to feel like normal again. I have had asthma for three years but never this bad all started in dec over xmas with a cough then jan I lost my voice for three days then a really badchest infection onto the astma attacks. Ive had a really bad taste, incredable appetite and oral thrush I think form the fostair. Just wondering whether anyone else has took so long to recover ?