Around 15 weeks ago I had several severe asthma attacks. I've been recovering since then and have made good progress in terms of being comfortable in the house, but my mobility remains limited. I can move around the house okay, but I'm still effectively housebound - if I walk for any real distance my chest gets sore and I end up gasping for air, and needing my reliever inhaler a bunch of times. Last week, walking too much around the living room was enough to cause this reaction, which was incredibly frustrating.
Is this recovery period normal? Is there anything I could be doing to improve things or is it simply a matter of taking my medicine and hoping for the best? I'm trying to do a tiny amount of exercise every day, but I feel so limited in what I can do, as getting to the stage where I'm gasping for air is terrifying and leaves me sore for the whole day.
I've been on montelukast for 8 weeks, which definitely helped make things more comfortable around the house, and my preventer inhaler was switched from clenil to sirdupla 2 weeks ago, so maybe it'll take more time for that change to see results, but I feel completely exhausted by this ongoing nightmare.
Any help or advice would be really appreciated!