Nearly 7 weeks ago I had 2 asthma attacks and have been recovering since. I was on prednisone for a week, which helped get things less dire, but it's been a pretty uncomfortable time and I don't feel like I've made any progress in the past 4 or 5 weeks.
My mobility is currently pretty limited. I can move from room to room okay, but walking for a minute or more makes my chest ache, leaving me breathless, and needing the reliever inhaler three times to get comfortable again (I've attempted tiny walks in the garden and outside with the same result). My chest sometimes feels tight or uncomfortable when I'm sitting around too, which isn't pleasant, but this isn't all the time.
Does anyone have any experience with asthma attacks and the period of recovery, and any advice/reassurances? Is there any chance they could have caused permanent damage to my chest/lungs? I hope not, but I've begun to wonder...
My doctor has mentioned the possibility of running some tests after 8 weeks, if things haven't improved, although I'm considering contacting him this week, as I really don't feel like I'm getting better - it's been frustrating and scary, but I'm not exactly sure what I can do.
Any help or advice would be really appreciated!