Hi everyone, first post here. I was diagnosed with mild asthma in late 20s and only ever needed a reliever inhaler occasionally for the first few years. Asthma worsened after having my son and last winter I was also given steroid inhaler. Two weeks ago I started to get flu-like symptoms (despite being vaccinated) - I stayed at home, rested etc and after a few days started to feel better. Then I seemed to worsen again and this time all chest related symptoms - coughing non stop, tight, sore chest, lots of phlegm....I can only assume a chest infection. I went to work a couple of days this week (I only work part-time so thought I could manage) and yesterday whilst there I had what felt like a bad asthma attack - couldn’t breathe for coughing, couldn’t take my inhaler correctly as I couldn’t hold my breath at all. It eventually subsided but gave me a fright as I’ve never had anything like it.
So my question is - do i now try to visit out of hours doctor over the weekend and what do I need - antibiotics, more asthma meds? I’ve put off going so far as I’ve thought it was just a viral infection and they couldn’t do much for it, but am now thinking I need to take it more seriously.