I know this sounds silly but I still finding it hard to get my head around what is being recovered from an asthma attack. I had one on monday started taking my steroids (as per my asthma plan which says 7 days) and went to the doctors on Tuesday to tell them I had had an asthma attack. So far I am on my four day of steroids taking my Ventolin in the day every 4 hours 4 puffs as advised by the doctor and this is also on my asthma plan too. When I get to the end of the 4 period my chest starts to ache again. I will be finished my course on sunday. I can't get an appointment for next week either monday or Tuesday but can if necessary go to my doctors (5 mins) walk around the corner to go when they are open at 8 am. I did this last week and go and appointment on the open surgery. This is my plan again. I going to see how I am on monday as the day progress with the steroids. I have more steroid if I need them but I not aloud to take them without the doctor's consent.
I am waiting to speak to my asthma nurse who has been told. The doctor thinks I need to double my seretide inhaler from 125 mg as having another asthma attack 4 wks after I saw my asthma nurse means that my asthma is as not as well control as it should be.
So what is the absolute totally definition that I am alright. I think this means in my case that I have no longer an achy chest and I can stop taking regular ventolin. My peak flow has never drop and I didn't have my peak flow meter when I had the attack so I will never know if it dropped when it happen.