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Hi there

Just thought I would say a quick hi to you all.

I was diagnosed with Asthma during a bout of Pnuemonia in January of this year. I was given Ventolin (blue inhaler), which helped for a bit, but even since my recovery I have been having problems and using the inhaler increasingly. I went back to my gp, who said that as long as i was having no more than 6 puffs a day that fine. Anyway, I became increasingly dependent on went back to the docs - not in the mood to be fobbed off this time. He listened to my chest - did my peak flow, and told me that I had to have a Beclazone inhaler (brown one) too. He suspects that the Pnuemonia inflammed my airways that much, they haven't recovered! So I have the brown inhaler for until next spring to hopefully get me through the colder months without too many problems. If I have no more problems in the meantime I will be reviewed next spring. He has also advised me to have a flu jab.

Anyway, thats enough from me for now!

Heidi xxx

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Hiya Heidi,

Welcome to the forum, we are a lovely bunch here tend to have loads of advise for each other and have a good laugh as well.

Anyways I hope your asthma settles down with the new meds.

Looking forward to seeing you around on here in the future

Take care hun

Giggles xx



Hi Heidi,

I've just joined Forum today ( although I've been a member of Asthma UK for a while as my son has Asthma ). I had a very severe chest infection in Feb that lasted 6 wks & several lots of antibiotics etc. I had a Lung scan ( only 6 weeks ago!) & this showed I had fluid on my left lung ( I had no treatment ). I 've also had Tachycardia ( palpitations ) I wonderd if you experienced palpitations while you had the pneumonia?. My chest feels terrible even now, I'm going to do my own peak flow chart for the next 2 weeks.

Take care



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