Just really looked at this site for the first time tonight and it has a lot of helpfull information but can someone please explain a little more about what is called brittle asthma?
I have never even been told about these classifications by my GP or asthma nurse and it sounds like my asthma fits the kind of things said about brittle asthma.
My asthma is alright then suddenly badly affected by things such as a tiny vold or virus and I constanly had problems with my asthma through winter with many chest infections, mostly since suffering pneumonia a few years ago
I am currently off work after suffering a bad viral infection that they thought at first may have been swine flu but are pretty sure that it wasn't. I now have what they called Post Viral Myelitis and my asthma is VERY irritated. Can't even sleep at night due to the heavy feeling and tightness in my chest and I actually have pain in my lungs. On a 5 day course of steroids and been told to take baby steps to get back to normal but I have been ill for over 4 weeks. I seem to get things like this which messes up my asthma a lot and ALL through winter. In fact it seems like every prescription I buy is somehow related to my asthma
So I'm wondering if i may have brittle asthma and if so if it is a specialist that needs to diagnose this and if it is difficult to actually get diagnosed as sometimes I feel like a lot of people don't treat asthma very seriously
Sorry about the long and moaning first post!!!