im a newby here, and only got diagnosed with asthma in march this year, after a bad chest infection gave me an asthma attack and put me in ITU.
After a great summer where i came off all my inhalers, the change in season/weather and increase in people with coughs/colds etc i've gone from no inhalers to 3 inhalers (beclomethasone, salmeterol, salbutamol) and had two chest infections in one month, both of which i was on antibiotics and steroids for and had to have the little green men with blue flashy lights to help me out.
Its enough to get me down as this time last year i had no asthma and now its constant :o(
I know its not under control (from this websites advice) due to waking at night, and having to use salbutamol every day, and my peak flow isnt as good as it used to be..
I've never met anyone who's asthma is triggered by coughs and colds, and because of this its as if i'm making a fuss over a little sniffle, especially as my symptoms of pending asthma attack are coughing and unable to get any air in/out, rather than the wheezing i've seen with other peoples asthma attacks
Anyone out there who's a newly diagnosed asthmatic, or anyone who's triggers are coughs/colds etc
would love to know im not the only one!!