First off, sorry for the length of this post, I just need to sound off a bit. I've been feeling rough for weeks, I took a course of oral steroids about a month ago when it started but symptoms only partially resolved. Saw the asthma nurse at the hospital who said to hold off taking another course as exhaled nitric oxide test didn't show significant inflammation and increased my theophylline instead (which still hasn't resolved symptoms). Saw a consultant on Thursday who prescribed Atrovent, except the dry powder form I was prescribed (aerocaps for use with aerohaler) has just been discontinued, although the pharmacy originally told me it was out of stock. Anyway now I can't have that drug as MDI inhalers are no good to me because I react to the propellants so I'm going to try and get them to prescribe Spiriva instead, but everywhere is closed until Tuesday. I'm feeling quite bad yet again tonight and actually close to tears as without the new treatment I'm no closer to getting better. Because of the long weekend I'm kind of stuck, just left to get on with it and feeling rather alone. Sorry for the rant, I'm just feeling sorry for myself and a bit over emotional. If you've made it this far thanks for reading.
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