Hi I haven’t posted in awhile caught Covid a few weeks ago I was very lucky, I was Ok for a week then started to feel it moving onto my chest. A course of antibiotics and steroids hit the infection on the head and it didn’t upset my Asthma and I am recovering well!
Sadly me contacting the Dr must have pinged up I was due an Asthma Review. Just had it now, is it just Asthmatics that are treated so disrespectful and patronised? Same conversation each time, why I should take more harmful side effect medication so they can tick their salbutamol quota box and why I won’t agree to taking such medication without any evidence of increase of escalation, investigation or clinical tests regarding my so called out of control asthma. Patronised how to take my inhalers regardless of 50+ years of experience living with Asthma!
When is the Asthma review going to be reviewed to improve it from a silly tick box exercise where over the phone decisions like control or lack of control can be decided without examination, tests or history. Medications withdrawn or added (or tried to be added) on a whim of ‘well you take more than 3 reliever inhalers a year so you are out of control and at serious risk of death’ scare mongering by somebody who is designated as the asthma nurse due to attending an asthma course. When will we get what we deserve, working with Medical professionals together to find the best treatment outcomes for the uniqueness of the patient’s Asthma and sling the tick box dictatorship arrogance of the surgery Asthma nurse and their questionnaire into the NHS failure heap of useless bureaucracy? Rant over thank you for reading!