I am new to this site but at first glance it looks a great support network for people suffering from what can be a terrible condition when out of control.
My asthma has been reasonably control over the last year or two and over the last 12 months I have been doing a lot more sport and really found myself becoming fitter and healthier even though it has been hard work and at points felt like giving up feeling that I am never going to get better at certian sports etc but have kept going and have now started to notice the benifits, i rarely woke in the night with an episode of asthma, took my blue inhaler at night before bed but that was habbit rather than needing it and just used it before sports or during if I was having a bad day, that was until we brought a puppy into the family home just 6 days ago. Now I feel I have taken a big step backwards. My peak flow has dropped, I am using my blue inhalor more often during the day, sometimes it doesn't feel it has made any relief and I am having a good old wheeze.
I am doing all the basics, handwashing after touching pup, pup only staying downstairs, hoovering everyday (new pet and allergy hoover!), sweeping kitchen floor, windows open etc. I know some peoples advice would be to remove the pup from the home but I am very reluctant to do this unless it is the very last straw. I have had dogs previously of the same breed (boxer) but not for 6 or so years and have missed having one so much, now I felt my health has improved i felt it would be ok.
So I am asking if there is anyone out there that could maybe help with any suggestions or ideas? I'm sure I am not the only asthma sufferer that has a pet that they are very reluctant to remove from the home so advice on how you cope would be greatly recieved.
Thanks for taking the time to read this,