Im new on here but have had asthma for a few years now. Im a student and play for my College's lacrosse team... (I know crazy!!) But anyway I ve always managed to do lots of sport and exersise at a high level without many problems as it was very very mild asthma. I LOVE sport and cant live without it despite the facct that my asthma mainly seems to be triggered by exercise! Anyway I dont know why but this year seems to have been a very bad one in terms of the old asthma and I ve been having lots of problems with it. Back in November I had the paramedics out at a match and was quite poorly for a while afterwards. Was then given a preventer (can't remember which one!! :)) and I was a bit better over christmas. Then when I came back to college this term I caught a virus in the first week and was agian quite ill with asthma being a bit rebellious and I was given seretide instead. Once again I got better and then naturally, had several bad attacks during more matches which has resulted in me being dropped from the team due to my ""lack of fitness"" and ""timewasting"". On top of this I then developed another virus and I was then given a higher strength of seretide and pred and a peak flow meter to help. That was about 2 weeks ago and am feeling a bit better but still not great.
I know I dont have severe asthma like I m guessing lots of you do on here but recently Ive been really down about it all. Am fed up of going back to GP and I get the impression that she thinks Im making it up... which just adds to the frustration! I hate not having lacrosse to take out my frustration on and am so annoyed at the asthma. I dont understand why this year has been so rubbish I am normally hardly ever ill. My peak flow was origionaly at about 520 and I haven't seen it go above 290 in the two weeks. Im on the verge of just giving up on it all because it feels like nothing is working. Im constantly exhausted and have aching lungs/ribs despite having done no exercise in ages.
I am very sorry for the long post... I genuinly didnt think I had this much to rant about!! just wanted some reassurance etc. as am not having the best first year at uni!!!