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Had an attack on New Year’s Day, first one in 20 years. Was admitted and given nebs, steroids and antibiotics, discharged home later that evening. Chest X-ray clear. Here I am a week later with no real progress. Seen go who prescribed me further steroids. Feeling totally wiped out. My peak flow was 350 on Friday, but still feeling as if I can’t catch my breath. Dr listened to my chest and said I had a wheeze but no cracking. Is it normal to still be feeling like this.

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I'd try giving yourself more time. A serious attack will make you feel weak for some time, and sometimes only looking after yourself (tho I much prefer someone looking after me!) will do. Fretting about it only makes it worse. Talk to the nurse at asthmauk for professional advice.

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Thank you, patience is not one of my strengths. Usually just take ventolin if chest feels tight and off I go! Never expected to have the symptoms a week later. This group is amazing and makes me realise that I’m not alone in this.

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