OK so as many of you may know I have been having issues with my asthma since January. Back before the new year my peak flow was ranging a normal of 430-450 every day and then I came down with a horrid chest infection that came right out the blue with no warnings and since then I have been seeing my doctor 2-4 times a month. I have been on anti-bios 3 times already this year on my third course of preds this year and I have had my meds changed from 200mg clenil twice a day to 400 clenil twice a day, and 200mg Salbutamol to 400mg Salbutamol. And I have had 50mg Salmeterol added to the treatment plan and almost a month ago know I was also given 10mg Singuliar on to the treatment plan as well. Well today I was back at the doctors for the second time this week he told me to take 10 puffs on the salbutamol every 4 hours and if I got worse over the week end to go to A&E and he also wanted a chest x-ray doing today.
Well I went for my chest x-ray and the lovely lady who did the x-ray wasn't happy with the way I was breathing and she got a porter to take me down to A&E. They put me in area 3 and they did my obs and then rushed me to resus. All I can remember was hearing beebs and alarms next to me. It ended up my sats was down to 90% and my heart rate was up to 135. They put me on oxegen, did an ECG, followed that by a peak-flow which was 220, (40 drop from the one I did in the doctors following 10 puffs on the salbutamol). Once they go tmy heart rate stable and my sats satble they moved me back to area 3 where they monitored me while I was taking a neb for half an hour and then half an hour after the neb finished they did my peak-flow again and it was an amazing 400. It hasn't been this high in months I am so pleased. But they asked me to do my peak-flow again 3 hours after getting hiome which I have just done and it is dropping again. It is know down to 370, chest pains are starting again which disappeared after the neb.
So from what I have told you here does it look like my worse night mare might be happening. I feel as if I am never going to get control of the asthma again with out having to have nebs. I know their is nothing bad with nebs but my mother had nebs at home when I was young and when I think about her on the neb know when I was child and how it made me feel and what I thought about her all I remember is thinking ""Oh my god my mother is a dragon"" and being scared of her while on the neb. Which is something I am petrofied of my children thinking about me. I have also been told by the respority consultant that was taking care of me that he wants my GP to do a referal as their is so much more he can offer me through the clinic than what a GP is licenced to prescribe. Is this true as well? I am so confused I asked lots of questions but I am still confused. I'm not even 28 yet and I feel as if my life is grinding to a holt just because I can't get control of my asthma and I am allowing my asthma to do the one thing I always say not to do. I always say to people with asthma you need to control your asthma not the other way round and at the moment my asthma is controlling me and I hate it
OK enough ranting and moaning. Thank you all for reading this rant and for any advice or info of your experience if you don't mind sharing your experience.