My asthma is really playing up at work at the moment I am getting really short of breath and I am suffering with a tight chest quite a lot of the time. I work with a lot of students with challenging behaviour and they are young people with special needs. I have a student who likes to run out of classroom and run around the college, I have to run after him at times which is making me really breathless. The tight chest and shortness of breath is making me really tired with no energy.
I have listed all my medications below:
Salbutamol Breath - Actuated Inhaler, Seretide 250 Inhaler, Montelukast Sodium Tablets 10mg, Loratadine Tablets 10mg, Mometasone Furoate Nasal Spray, Sodium Cromoglicate Eye Drops When my peak flow is below 300 I start 40mg of Prednislone.
I really enjoy my work and I want to keep working with the students with challenging behaviour. But sometimes when I have been running after the student who likes to run out of the classroom I have run out without taking my inhaler with me.
Today I went running after the student without taking my inhaler with me. I got to bottom of the stairs I was feeling very breathless and I was unable to explain what was happening in the classroom as I was out of breath.
I managed to get back to my inhaler and take it. But if the student had run further I may not have been able to get to my inhaler. I am really worried about having a bad attack at work and ambulance having to be called having to go to hospital, as I am scared of them.
I have been to hospital with my asthma and I found it really scary.
I am not sure if the doctor can give me anything to help me, but I may have to make an appointment to talk to him.
any comment much appreciated.