I found this forum after loking for somewhere i could get some advice from others who are in similar situations or suffer from asthma rather than advice from medical professionals.
I had bettre give a little bit of background. I myslef have asthma but it is reletivily well controlled and doesn not bother me too often. However my 21 year old daughter has severe asthma and it is causing us all concern. She has three different consultants in differen places as she is at univeristy but she is spending more and more time in hospital and her chest does not seem to be getting any better despite the consultants chnaging her medication and tweaking things here and there. The most worrying part is that myself and my wife think she is in denial slightly about the severity of her asthma as she has the attitude that she is not going to let it get in the way of leading her life which is all very well but there is a medium with this as with the state her chest is it will probably interfere more and more the more she pushes to live a life which she considers she would live without the asthma. The problem is that neither my wife nor i know how to aproach her over this. The consultants have spoken to her about slowing down but they fall out over it. We have spoken to her consultants to try and understnad better how she feels but we are at a loss.
The other thing that as with any parent is that the number of different medications she is taking ranign from tablets to inhalers and nebulisers and nose sprays and all sorts. She has been on long term steriods aswell which is really concerning us. Is any one else taking steriods like this.
Any advice would be much appreciated. I ahve little knowledge about severe asthma as mine is very well controlled but would apprciate a little guidence.
Sorry for the length of the message