I have been on here a few times and have found other experiences very helpful. I don't really know what I am asking today.
I had pneumonia 3 years ago and since haven't been right. My asthma has become volatile, i constantly have chest infections from colds and can't seem to get my life on track. I have recently been diagnosed with moderate lung disease and chronic fatigue (my body can't handle the cold virus - i am literally out of action for a month minimum as I get a chest infection then pluerisy). The consultant says my asthma is stable as last time he saw me there was nothing on my chest, he said i have chronic fatigue and there is no treatment only cognitiv therapy. I came home and looked up chronic fatigue and you can get immune therapy and cognitiv therapy (latter on NHS) so my next appointment with the consultant I am taking my partner with me to get some treatment into action - as the consultant said i could get therapy, referred to me a physio and i have only just got the appointment to the physio. In the meantime I have had 3 months of illness - the last 2 weeks have been infection free, so I have been exercising as much as possible, seeing friends again and have found a local job as my doctor advised that the commuting was affecting my health. I realise that the therapy may help as when you feel well it's great you start planning things and then you get infected again and everything stops. How my asthma fits into this I don't know - I am very confused as to the differing opinions of doctor and consultant. I am keeping my consultant updated with infections when I am not seeing him which is helping - but I feel in the year I have been seeing him nothing has really changed. Does anyone have an idea on the treatment plan I am on? Drug wise when well I am on seretide 500 (2 puffstwice a day), dexarhina spray in the am, loratadine, monkesulat and ventolin. When I have an infection or the start I am put on n antibiotics (can't remember name but the ones where you take 2 in morning and 2 twelve hours after) and oral steroids and green inhaler (can't remember name this morning). I used to be on 1 amoxycillin a day but the doc thinks this stopped working and the consultant said to stop taking.
Sorry for rambling so much - just wondered what people's thoughts are.