Hi all - hope you are all as well as can be!
My asthma has been deteriorating at a fair rate of knots recently, and affecting everything I do - I have been using a wheelchair at times, and am considering applying for a Blue Badge (when I go home to Devon I drive, but not in London!). My attacks are still severe and frequent, but it's the nagging breathlessness at the slightest exertion that is getting me down. Even a gentle stroll to the shop for a pint of milk is getting difficult...
So, my question to you: has anyone on here, or someone you know, had palliative care input for asthma symptoms? I realise that palliative care in its true sense (i.e end of life) is (hopefully) a fair way off in the future, but these professionals are used to dealing with symptoms such as breathlessness and have access to less-than-routine treatments etc and may have some suggestions as to how I can ease this. My consultant doesn't seem to be able to do much about it and am wondering if it is possible to speak to a palliative care nurse on request?
Any suggestions appreciated!