I had child asthma which i thought i had grown out of as it had very little bearing through adolescence or into adulthood. At the age of 31 i rebuilt my bathroom, failed to use a mask sensibly for some of the tile cutting and then it all went to pot.
On the first week of decemeber i developed this dry cough and shortness of breath and the cough appeared to get worse for 4 weeks, at one point i was talking to a colleague and felt as though all the air had been taken from me and i was starting to pass out so an ambulance is called but as with several docs appointments my stats are ok.
The week before christmas my 02 goes from 98 to 92 very quickly and then to 90 and i end up in hospital for a night being nebulized to high heaven and told after a clear xray that its astmah.
Since then i was put on fostair which has seen my peak flow go from 450 to 600 which i guess is good right? However there are some things that are really confusing me:
1 since coming of the prednisone my cough is deteriorating even though pf is good
I am so tired all of the time which is not like me
Hoe do the doctors know that i havnt just go a load of dust in me and thats what is causing an inflammitory response?
My ears pop at least once a day leaving me sounding like im stuck in a well.
I just feel confused as to why despite clearly having better stats (spo2 of 97-98) good peak flow i still cough and feel rubbish
Sorry if this post comes across as very ignorant! Im just very confused and badly informed
Thank you for your wisdom!!!