After many years of having a couple of Ventolin inhalers hanging around ""just in case"", I unfortunately joined the ranks of fully signed up asthmatic this May. I had a big attack out of the blue and ended up spending a week in costa (think thats what you call it on this site!).
Since then I have been prescribed seretide and ventolin (after a few weeks of steroids as well).
Had a reasonable few months with a few wheezy moments but nothing serious.
Over the last two weeks have been taken to a&e twice, kept in a few hours, nebulisers, steroids etc and then sent home with more steroids.
Problem is - doctor at hospital advised me to maybe get a portable nebuliser at home - told me to see my GP asap. Cannot get an appointment at my surgery for love nor money. Have explained to receptionist situation - no joy. Even burst into tears on the phone - made of stone!
I now feel as if I am making a fuss about nothing. I am monitoring my pf every day. It's usually between 200 - 250 at the moment should be about 350 (my best) but I also have a chest infection (I think?) coughing all night, lots of muck on chest.
So now I'm tired (no sleep due to coughing) and worried (why do I need a nebuliser?)
Sorry to go on but feel someone out there must understand how I feel.
Hints and tips please on getting past receptionists!