Hi I'm new on here. Had asthma throughout my childhood and grew up on amoxicillin. Thought I'd grown out of it as I was asthma free in my 20's but it came back with a vengence in my 30's. I've been hospitalised in the past and end up in a&e at least once or twice a year needing a nebuliser.
Up until last week I didn't take my asthma seriously. I actually told myself that I wasn't asthmatic because it only affected me when I caught a cold and it would go straight to my chest. Other than that I don't rely on an inhaler on a daily basis apart from odd times when I get stressed and suddenly find I can't breathe.
But it has finally dawned on me that I can't live in denial anymore. A&e dr and asthma nurse made me realise that 'normal' people have colds, get over them after a week and carry on with their lives. They don't end up with a chest infection being rushed off to a&e in an ambulance and need steroids, antibiotics, nebulisers and inhalers.
Apparently if I take seretide every day it will help to stop my asthma spiralling out of control. I was actually prescribed seretide about 2 years ago but didn't use it.
Now I'm using it twice a day 500 am & pm.
I hate to admit it but I can actually breathe so much better. I hate having to rely on meds. I hate knowing that I have an illness which will be with me forever. I know I sound like a kid throwing its toys out of the pram but it makes me angry and sad.
Since using seretide I've had a sore throat and occasionally my gums hurt. Anyone else experienced this?