Typically, I’ve got to Friday evening and my asthma is bad. If it wasn’t Friday I’d probably see my gp in the morning but obviously can’t do that.
I’ve had some sort of virus for the past few days - first had a sore throat, then turned into a tickly cough. Yesterday I was coughing from midday, couldn’t really eat my lunch and was very breathless in the evening. Didn’t eat any dinner, went to bed and fell asleep quite quickly after 4 puffs of ventolin. Woke up at midnight, then again at 4, had six puffs and went back to sleep for about half an hour before getting up for work. Was breathless for a while but then settled down and wasn’t so bad, had 2 puffs ventolin every 3 - 4 hours during the day. Had 4 puffs at 6 as was coughing a lot.
Just had another 6 puffs as was very tight again. Peak flow was 280 before inhaler, rises to 310 after, personal best 420. I don’t wheeze and know from experience that if I was seen like this would be told nothing was wrong. If this continues will probably need pred but don’t want to see ooh gp unless absolutely necessary. At what point should I be considering this?