I am new here. I am Ellen from Bath, Somerset. I have had asthma since I was 7 and I am now 27. Sometimes it really gets me down.
I had a cold just over a month ago, it went around the family and all of us got it and it went to our chests, my sister went to the docs and got antibiotics. Her boyfriend went to his doctors and got antibiotics. I then go to the doctors wait over an hour and get sent home with nothing and I am the one who suffers the most.
So now surprise surprise just over a month and a half later I am the one sat here at 5:30am after no sleep with another cold that has gone to my chest and I am thinking whats the point of me going to the doctors if they aren't going to give me anything but I have to go because I have now run out of blue inhaler. I really don't understand the doctors sometimes.
My second moan is about medication, why is it that diabetics get their drugs free but us asthmatics don't? I mean I go through so many inhalers that I am spending so much on an illness I can't do anything about. I just don't think its fair. I know diabetes is life threatening but so is asthma I really think there should be some sort of campaign to stop us from having to pay the prescription charges!
Anyway sorry I am so tired and fed up....I have to wait till 8:30 to go to the doctors and then I have to sit for ages waiting now doubt!