gp vs asthma nurse?

just after your opinion. Just been diagnosed and feel a bit dumped with it and left to get on. Doc said monitor things for a bit and come back to him or asthma nurse if theres any problems. I.m not having problems but would like a bit more advice/support. Should i go back to doc or asthma nurse. I know their time is precious so don't really want to waste it just for 'a natter about asthma and me'.↲What do you think?

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  • Your asthma nurse will chat to you if you need to know more about your asthma.

    it takes some getting use toit and only through AUK I got to understand all about it.

    If your well in yourself but feel like you need more answers I would go see her or ring the asthma

    nurse on here,

    good luck,

    Glynis xxx

  • Hi. I know how you feel! It does take time to come to terms with the diagnosis and the fact that it is a long term condition. I would go and see your nurse, as it is important to have all the information you need to give you confidence. That way you have a much better chance of remaining problem free. Sonja

  • I had the same problem, until i got referred to my nurse. she is amazing and soo helpful, i had another nurse at my doctors surgery who saw me once a year, but she had absoloutely NO idea what she was going on about and when i went ot my doctors about my asthma playin up, he was baffled and just said 'i'll put you on steroids' i would say see a specialist asthma nurse because you'll find that they know more about the subject xx

  • thanks for your replies. I'll compile my list of questions and make an appointment soon. Have just recieved my leaflets that i ordered from AUK and paid a visit to the library so i've got some info to read.

  • Gp vs Asthma nurse

    Before I got to know my asthma nurses I got execellent advice from Auk


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