the first one was a very bad bout of Sinusitis which also ended with a cough so had some antibiotics which appeared to clear things up a lot then wham, within a few days went down with another virus this one very nasty as it has given me conjunctivitis for starters which the doctor said is viral, bad sore throat but worst of all is the coughing, it feels as though there is a load of stuff to be shifted but will not budge, my head and body hurt through coughing so much, when I saw the doctor he confirmed it to be a virus but gave me a prescription for prednisolone 5mg to use if no improvement. Well I think that point has come as I don't really want to end up in hospital which the doctor mentioned briefly. So my question is having used prednisolone in the past for joint problems and vowed never to take any more I am now desperate so can anyone explain how the steroid can help my cough and breathing as I will have to take it if I know it will help.
By the way I am 76 so no chicken and only using ventolin inhaler as others I have tried have such awful side effects and I believe the last one Spiriva triggered my sinusitis.
I will phone the help line later on but thought I would ask you all first as you really do seem to have experienced just about everything that can be thrown at you and you are all so helpful.