I have brittle asthma, this has been diagnosed and I see my consultant monthly. I can be really really well (as I am at the moment, swimming and doing normal stuff and really not looking ill at all) then without warning I plummet and I'm in Costa attached to all sorts. Today I was having a bit of an argument with my GP (heehee) because my university have said that as my asthma is so dangerous and unpredictable it's not safe for me to do some aspects of my course, anything that involves being away from the uni environment and instant access to hospital (I live pretty much next door to a major London teaching hospital). I really hate having these limits placed on me, especially as I'm feeling so well at the moment and just want to be treated like a normal student and be able to do what others take for granted. I know I push myself too hard at times but in many ways I would rather that than never find out what I am capable of. However, when I was trying to explain how I felt to my GP, she told me that I had to understand that I have very brittle asthma and that I'd had enough time in hospital to know what this meant and that with very brittle asthma I have to be a little wary and the uni have to think about my safety because things can change so rapidly.
My question is, is there actually such a diagnosis as 'very brittle asthma' or was my GP just trying to emphasis the point she was making?