I have been having a rough time just lately and have asked my GP for a referral to see a consultant. I am not clear my asthma is well controlled and when recently I had a bad cold I had to increase my meds brown inhaler to 4 puffs and 2 serevent am and pm and used my ventolin a few times and had a course of amoxicillin for my ear infection. All this medication just made me feel bad. Shaking palpitations stomach upsets, off my food , headache, anxiety high and very restless almost worse than the cold I had in the first place that stated all this off. I have high bp so cannot take pred as last time they tried my bp went through the roof and ended up in A&E. I am also allergic to asprin so know I am chemically sensitive. GP has stopped my serevent and has prescribed Montelukast. I am hoping this will not give me so many side effects and get me back in the land of normality . I am getting so paronoid about medication that I am almost frightened to take any more . GP wants me to have Counselling to manage the stress it is causing me . Do others out there have the same feelings . I think I'm going mad and want my life back in control . I will be having my 60th this year and planning a trip to Venice in April and do not want to have to cancel , all this is putting me off . I have asked to see a specialist that understands allergies aswell as asthma but GP is still looking one up in my area. Coventry . Any one any help out there . Just some reassurance would be helpful. I am hoping the Montelukast works. Even frightened to start new med till monday as do not wish to have emergency admission over weekend , at least GP accessable during the week thats how paranoid I am getting .Sorry for the moan .

Mo x

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  • I have PM'd you about allergy specilists!

    Monkleucast if usually aswell as inhalor so I would check with that

    Its best to take everything the Dr tells you then they cant say that you dont comply!

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  • montelukast can be used on it's own, stopping the serevent is questionable, but the beclometasone and montelukast is a perfectly OK combination without serevent so don't worry, but it may have been the cause of the shaky, palpitaions and upset stomach.

  • Thanks woody that reassuring . I do not intend to stop serevent until Monday as I understand you do not have to take Montelukast till night . so will be on two puffs brown am and pm and one tab pm

    so I really hope this helps get me back on track. Watch this space



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