I was diagnosed with 'severe' Asthma on Friday. For some time now (and I mean a number of years), I have had wheezing on and off now and again but the past few months the wheezing had got worse and I have had a cough so I finally went to my Doctor, did a two week peak flow reading and had spiromatory tests on Friday where I was told I was asthmatic. I have been prescribed the brown preventer inhaler as well as the blue reliever. I was also prescribed steroid tablets and antibiotics.
I think the preventer has helped already, although I appreciate it takes a little while to 'kick in' but the past week I have been getting very breathless when walking and I have woken up a few times with a very tight chest which has panicked me (although this was before I had my inhalers). The reliever certainly helps.
This is all very new to me. I have and still do suffer with nasal polyps and had an operation to remoeve then 6 years ago and I was asked at that point if I was asthmatic as I believe they are often attributed to people with asthma.
This website has been invaluable for information and I see that it is a great support to many. I shall be referring to the site for information and guidance regularly I think.
Was just popping by to say 'hello' to you all and will no doubt 'speak' to you all at some point.