So the last 10 days have been full of new experiences for me. I am classified as mildly asthmatic, but the last few months i have struggled on and off. The main culprits are chest infection, cold. Last week I got a cold. Before I even knew that my chest was reacting, and then it was a matter of getting help. Prednisolone (a first for me) from an out if hours GP on Sunday, increasing and shifting meds at an urgent appointment on Wednesday and, finally, sent to hospital, without stopping to collect stuff, from another urgent appointment on Thursday. By that point my pf was going well down again. In hospital for 4 days with loads of nebuliser, and luckily that was enough. My pf improving but not as speedily as they would like. So sent home with a car load of prednisolone and much increased inhalers. All this is a first experience for me. The good thing is that I am now likely to get the help I need. It was a mild asthma attack, but it was steadily heading in the wrong direction.
In your experience how long does recovery from this tend to take? I am 67, I may now be seen as mild/moderate asthmatic. I am picking up, but breathing has a distance to go. I am off abroad on 8/7 (seen as OK by consultant). My normal sleep pattern has been shot to pieces by this, but I am hopeful it will resolve itself. And I have lots to do ahead, to 'sanitise' our home to remove potential triggers, not that I yet know with complete certainty what they might be. I have my suspicions. Certainly an allergy test was spoken of. I am rambling a bit, my brain is not back to normal, but any good advice always welcomed.