Hi there, apologies for convoluted explanation but I’m wondering whether anyone has experienced the same. I’m really not sure what I should be doing. Mid Nov I had a dental abscess flair up and the following week have had symptoms of severe breathlessness for the past 6 months. I was given 5 rounds of differing antibiotics which didn’t help. During the 3rd lot of antibiotics I was given prednisone which more or less helped to get rid of the symptoms! Or so I thought. After a 5 day course of 40mg a few days later my breathlessness came back with a vengeance. Chest X-ray was clear. Sputum sample clear. Bloods show raised platelet count. All in all I’ve had about 5 or 6 courses of steroids (one of which was tapered although from what I’m reading on the forums it was too quick!). I stopped the last prednisone about 1.5 weeks ago and now I’m really suffering. My peak flow is coming out 120-150 morning and night. I have some nights where sleeping is impossible. I also now can’t walk a few metres without being severely out of breath. Met with a consultant who prescribed me Montelukast 10mg. The first of which I took last night. I’m just wondering whether I’m being really naive and should actually be taking myself to a&e. I’ve never had asthma before and the rapidity of the breathlessness makes me think something is causing it than can be reversed (please god!). I don’t really want to go back on the steroids after reading all the withdrawal effects. I also wonder whether what I’m experiencing now is a withdrawal symptom? Anyone been in this boat? I’m actually getting quite scared. I’m 34 and have two young kids 🥺
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