I've had a recent example exacerbation of my asthma which resulted in a stay in hospital. I had already had my usual preventer - symbicort 200 and a course of 40mgs pred over 5 days. I was discharged on another 5 day course of pred and still had peak flows, at this point of 200 to 250. Back to the docs, one who dismissed the low peak flow as 'not a problem'. I saw the advanced nurse as the steroids were about to run out - I was no better and was put on a reducing dose this time and a change of inhaler to fostair. Symbicorts newer version! Saw the asthma nurse a week later and still, the peak flows were 250 to 300. Changed inhalers to duoresp but the biggie...320/9. I've had the shakes, feel like I'm on edge all the time and still have peak flows of 300 to 350...better I suppose but what on earth? I've been at this since Xmas which is where it all kicked off with a bad cold, shingles and a poorly family! I've never been this bad and it's never taken this long and I'm thoroughly fed up and at a loss as to why I've not improved. Any advice would be fab.