I'm new to the forum. Had asthma ""officially"" for 6 years after a respiratory arrest (turns out that darned permanent cough actually hadn't been....oops). I have been told I have brittle asthma due to the very rapid deteriorations I have whilst being pretty well in between.
Anyway, have been really quite unwell over the past few weeks and increasingly so this week. As per my asthma plan I have been doubling my seretide for the last 6 days and started my emergency steroids on Tuesday.
I went to see the nurse yesterday as I am having lots of breakthrough symptoms and had to have a neb on Tuesday (don't have one at home), the nurse was horrified that I've been doubling my seretide (I'm sure that's what they said to do at hosp) and apparently I have now exceeded the treatment my GP's surgery can give and have to be referred back to the hospital consultant for an urgent appointment.
I'm on Seretide 250/25 and ventolin, currently using the ventolin about 15-20 times in each 24 hour period and was seriously considering calling ambulance at 2am last night.
Essentially what I'm asking is does anyone know where I'm likely to head next with medication? I was on Uniphyllin (not sure on the spelling!) before but it didn't agree with me as it made me really dizzy and nauseous.
Anyway, hopefully some of you kind people can help me with your words of wisdom!