Hello, I would be grateful for advice, please.
Long-term asthmatic (using daily Symbicort/Ventolin) mostly having flares with exercise, colds/chest infections/hay fever. I can become quite ill with a chest infection. Daily OK with peak flows of c 420-450.
My question is that I have begun my 'old' problem of not being able to breathe as well, chest muscles starting to scream etc., etc. I have had a sore throat for five days, so OK, I should start my Prednisolone (rescue pack) to stop the exacerbation into a full-blown attack needing nebulisers etc., etc. However.... my peak flow is absolutely fine!
Should I start the Prednisolone?
I don't seem to be text-book anywhere.