Hi, I have been diagnosed with asthma following an attack on New Years Day. Not being able to breathe was the most frightening experience. After phoning 111 for advice they sent an ambulance. I was told I had a chest infection. The paramedics were fab doing a nebuliser and arranging antibiotics from the out of hours Dr. As a teacher I then began worrying about going back to work at the beginning of term. I phoned in sick on the Tuesday but felt really guilty. I the visited my GP who says I have asthma. She prescribed a 5 day course of prednisone 30mg and salbutamol up to 10 puffs 3 times daily. I have to wait until all the steroids and antibiotics are out of my system before I can go for the spirometer test. It has been a week since I started the treatment and I am due to return to work tomorrow. I still get wheezy when I talk for any length of time and am still very tired, on,y just beginning to sleep at night after a week or so. Just looking for reassurance really that the way I am feeling is normal lol.