Firstly I just want to say hi to everyone!! Im Sarah 19 and im currently studying for my Diploma in Childcare and Education...my 3 hr exam is on Thursday EKKK!! Ive been asthmatic since I was a baby and my asthma is currently VERY uncontrolled!! I am currently taking Salmeterol/Fluticasone (50mg/100mg) accuhaler and Salamol CFC Free Inhaler (100mg)
I have been very wheezing recently and have been becoming very breathless when doing any walking etc (this has never really been a problem for me in the past....well at least not to the extent it is now). I had my asthma review on Friday (15th) with my asthma nurse but she isnt taking me seriously, basically saying its my technique thats causing my 'symptoms', despite 2 other GPs saying my technique is fine!! Anyway I have been keeping a diary of my peak flow which is currently between 340 and 420!! My asthma nurse says it should be 500 for my height!! Im 5ft 8"" is this correct??
Im not sure how I can get my peak flow up. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Do you think a nebuliser may help?? Ive not been on one for so long I cant even remember how to go about getting put on one LOL!! What would you do in my situation?? My asthma nurse isnt doing anything and my GP just tells me to see the asthma nurse so im stuck!!
Thanks in advance for your help