Question for the community: what are your severe asthma flares like? I’m in the middle of one and really struggling. The way mine manifest is: 1) I encounter a mild allergen such as dust or pet hair on someone’s clothes 2) I get allergic then the asthma kicks in and it becomes progressively hard to take full breaths, i yawn a lot, and have chest pain 3) when the asthma doesn’t respond to a nebulizer I start a prednisone course (under the guidance of my doctor) and those last anywhere from 5 days to weeks depending on the severity 4) it often takes weeks or months for the inflammation to go down and to get back to “normal”. (I should also add that even during bad flares my oxygen and peak flow are normal). I take Symbicort, Spiriva, Zyrtec, and Flonase daily and just stated Xolair.
Thanks in advance for any insight or shared experience with flares!