Is this typical?
My asthma seems to be getting worse because I am getting sick more frequently than ever. I'm pretty much learning as I go because each year I seem to get worse. I'm trying the best I can to understand what's going on and be in close communication with my doctors. But I'm still scared about how this is progressing and want to know if this is typical for asthmatics to experience:
2 months ago, I had a severe attack and was rushed to the hospital - only stayed for 2 hours. But was given prednisone and nebulizer treatments. It took about a month for me to get back to normal. It's been 2 months since the hospital visit and I got sick again. Had a cold last week and went to the doctor as soon as I could. I was given a 6 day treatment of Methylprednisolone. I have 2 days left of it. (Aside from that, I take daily controllers, including Symbicort, Singulair and Spiriva).
Took a second day off of work yesterday because I awoke at 3AM and it felt like I had weights on my chest. I was in bed all day because of it just trying to rest. I thought I was ok, but when I went back to work today, I felt like I was hit with a ton of bricks and felt really weak. On my break, I rested my head on the table the whole time. My chest was a little sore, but I felt really weak...sort of lightheaded too. When I got home from work, I had that same weak, sick, sore feeling. Went right in bed and rested for a few hours.
Is it typical to feel debilitated like this? A friend of mine said that people have asthma but not like this where it's affecting my lifestyle and debilitating me. Have any other asthmatics here experienced these feelings or symptoms? I'm trying to do everything I possibly can to not be sick and to control my asthma. I'm scared that I'm sick a lot....