So finished my second lot of prednisolone 40mg/5 days 11 April. They were effective cough didn’t completely go but a lot more bearable. Last weekend cough got worse saw loving GP on wednesday he said chest clear no wheeze advised steam inhalation and gargling. He thought Fostair caused dry throat. Since then nitemare constantly coughing, retching night and day. Unable to talk for long periods without coughing, sometimes clear phlegm. Feels like throat irritated day and night. Affecting work, sleep and play. Gave in and rang out of hours GP this morning to ask for prednisolone she says sounds like acid reflux. Already taking 20mg omeprazole daily, she advises to take it twice a day and Gaviscon before bed. She prescribed the prednisolone reluctantly. Then at pharmacy where I had a coughing fit a fellow asthma sufferer told me I should only have max steroids twice a year.
Have you guys heard of this? I know there are side effects with steroids but I can’t function and that seems to be the only thing that works. I’ve been using my reliever 3/4 times day so surely something isn’t right? Thoughts?
Thanks in advance.