After a short break in the sun( had slight swollen ankles then a couple of days) returned a bit chesty. Took my rescue meds on return . 10 days ago After 5 days on prednisolone felt even worse bringing lots of mucus up could not lay prone , swollen feet, ankles even cheeks now . Dr put me on carbocistein 375mg x 2 tabs three times daily! Don't want to be stuck on more tablets. Had to stop them on third day was causing like heartburn in my throat making me cough even more. My phlegm was not thick or sticky just frothy and fluid. Could not lie down for a week.
Now my rt side of chest feels heavy and I still have swelling in my feet and around my eyes. Fluid on lungs seems to be ok?? Could it have been caused by the prednisolone. Did I really need the carbocistein and will I be continually plagued by the oedema ?? Never had these problems before . COPD functioning around 65% just use fostair inhaler. Please advise really worried now . Take Care C