Not sure whether to post this on the Medical board or the Parents and Carers one so may do both if that's allowed.
My 7yo daughter was diagnosed with asthma around last September time (2006) and we don't generally find her asthma too much trouble. We had repeated visits to our doctors recently about headaches she'd been having. You know the kind of thing where it takes at least 3 consults to get heard:~/ The night before our consult I threw some of her symptoms into google and learnt about Perennial Allergic Rhinitis. The symtoms list on the websites fit her to a T. At the next consult I asked the doctor if he agreed that this fits my daughters state of health. He did and we are now taking some medicine that does, effectively, nothing to ease her symptoms. In all honestly, it wasn't until I spoke with an Asthma nurse that I knew asthma and rhinitis go hand in hand. I have another appointment to see the asthma nurse at our surgery tomorrow and I'm hopeful that she will listen and prescribe something more helpful.
If anyone else on list suffers, or has a child who suffers, I've very much like the opportunity to chat about it. On or off list. We are struggling to cope some days because her quality of life is so poor and it's breaking my heart to see her so miserable.
Many thanks for reading this far.