Hi guys, I’m new here but was looking for some advice.
I’m 16 and have had asthma for about a year, it’s not controlled at all and I have about 5 attacks a week (I see my asthma nurse regularly and we are trying to work out what to do) . 9 days ago I ended up in a&e after a call to 111 because I have a horrendous cough but no wheezing. They admitted me, I had a high temp and low oxygen, they did nebs and started me on a week long dose of pred (8 tablets 5mg).
Got discharged and went to my gp 7 days ago who put me on a steroid preventer inhaler and increased my oral steroids to last for another two weeks.
It’s been almost two weeks now since admission and steroids started and its only got worse. It doesn’t feel like an asthma attack because although it hurts to breathe and it can be a little tough talking I am not wheezing and my chest sounds clear, just coughing every 5 mins to the point I struggle to get air in.
parents can’t take me to a&e due to difficult circumstances and also because they believe its just a virus and I need sleep.
Any advice on what to do?