I could use some pointers on how you decide when you are safe to go back to the green phase of your asthma plan. I have just been on my amber phase (sounds like an exotic trip...) after my first attack at the weekend. With oral steroids, inhalers and a lot of help from this forum, I think I have brought the cough under control. I have been back to the gym on Tuesday, took the last (7th day) pred on Wednesday and made the 'judgement call' to go back onto the green phase. Wednesday was good, and yesterday not bad either.
Last night I started coughing in the night again, waking myself up with coughs. Today I have a constant (low intensity) cough. It is like having to clear your throat with a sharp, barking cough. Repeatedly. Today is starting to feel like I am walking through treacle with a flat battery for a brain too.
Should I increase the preventer again (when - this evening or now)? Use the reliever whenever I feel the cough coming on? Is it ok to use the normal 2 puffs of preventer but needing the reliever more during the day? I just don't know!
I am aware that I am not gifted in the ability to make naturally sound decisions as far as medical stuff is concerned, and this inability is making me second guess every judgement call/decision.
(PF is better than personal best most times I take it, twice a day since Sunday, but the cough is still with me...)