This is going to be a long post so please bear with me. My asthma's been pretty unpredictable since the weather turned colder, twice daily peak flows look great, but I keep having sudden attacks which take a lot of salbutamol to bring under control. I went to the doctors last week and had my Seretide increased to the maximum liscenced dose, but it's not had chance to have an effect yet so I'm still going through my salbutamol inhalers in just a matter of days! I've got a follow up appointment booked on thursday as she wanted to see me again before I go away for Christmas.
I'm really worried about how I'm going to cope over the next few days as I will be traveling a lot and will be in contact with several triggers including spending time in the home of a heavy smoker (who will definitely be smoking while I'm there), a real Christmas tree, staying in a home with an allergen I haven't yet been able to identify, likelihood of people using air-fresheners/scented candles, spraying perfumes etc, risk of accidentally eating or drinking something containing sulphites, not to mention the cold! I'm normally so careful about what products we use in our home and what food and drinks we buy and I still have poor control at the moment, so how on earth do I cope around all these triggers?
I guess I just wanted to vent to someone who'll understand how it feels really.I've tried talking to my other half, but having never had asthma he just doesn't get it. I know I shouldn't worry as that'll probably make things worse but it's difficult not to! Thanks for reading!