I don't know if anyone can help, but does anybody know if I can purchase prednisone over the counter without a prescription from a doctor? I believe I read something to that effect on a website somewhere.
Just to explain: I knew my asthma was playing up just before I left home on Friday as my peak flow had dropped by 20%; I was coughing much more than usual and my chest felt "raw" so I saw my GP who gave me an emergency supply 5 day course of steroids. He said only to take them if necessary as he felt my chest wasn't unduly wheezy. (I did tell him it usually takes a longer course of steroids to help, but he was reluctant to give me longer than the 5 days despite telling him I would be abroad.)
Since arriving on holiday my peak flow dropped by 30% and am coughing up mucus so I started taking them on Saturday.
My course of steroids runs out tomorrow morning and I know I need more to tide me over till I get home on Saturday pm. It has taken the edge off our enjoyment of our holiday, due to lack of sleep caused by coughing and hay fever/cold... But at least I can enjoy an alcoholic beverage to celebrate my husband's birthday on Thursday as I won't have any tablets to take by then!
I am not near a major city, I am staying at Lake Garda, where there's a few large towns.
Thanks in anticipation of anyone's help 😊