I just wondered at what point most people take themselves to hospital or get medical help. I have had asthma since seven (diagnosed) but at 14 I was hospitalised every 2 to 3 days and had to give up my figure skating which was my main love. Been uncontrolled since then with some bouts worse than others. However I have managed to go to uni, and am now holding down a full time teaching job.
I was just wondering because my best PF is 570 and currently (last 4 weeks min) haven't got it above 370. I am nebbing morning and night, on 40 mg pred, just had Kenalog injection and taking inhaler every 2 hours an djust can't shift it. My asthma nurse is very good but is lost for next steps as she quite rightly says it has to be down to hospital now for the lind of meds we are talking about but last went in Feb and next appointment is August.
Just wondered if because I refuse to take time off and mask my symptom,s by not bothering to walk to the staff room for breaks etc, to the point that I end up in a mess evenings, weekends and holidays if I am in fact not letting them see how uncontrolled I am. I thought that getting a nebuliser at home was great because it meant less hospital trips and consequently less admissions but now beginning to wonder.
I just wish I could increase some of my preventative meds but can't so have to treat rather than prevent if tht makes sense and at 27 be able to walk up the stairs and be in a better state than my 80 year old Gran!
Feel sorry for myself rant over now, thanks for reading!
Meds - Flixtotide 250, Fostair 100/6, Siriva Respimat, Fexofenadine, Kenalog, Prednisolone (40mg a day), Ventolin nebs and inhaler.