I'm Bec age 30 and a new member to the asthma uk forums but not new to asthma. I'm a type 1 brittle and severe asthmatic and was diagnosed with asthma at age 15. I'm on numerous meds and home oxygen due to my asthma, all of my meds (other than permanent steroids) are at maximum doses including seretide 500, flixotide, tiotropium, ventolin 5mg and atrovent 500mcg nebs, ventolin and atrovent inhalers, uniphyllin, zafirlukast, loratadine, omeprazole, metoclopramide, re
risedronate and multivitamins and calcium supplements. I'm under the care of a consultant at my local hospital and the brittle asthma unit team at Birmingham Heartlands Hospital. I've had several severe asthma attacks and been hospitalised alot with my asthma, especially over the past 18 months. Anyway enough waffle just wanted to give a bit of background info about my asthma. I've been on this site quite a bit recently and found loads of useful info on here but the one thing I've noticed is how supportive so many of you on this forum seem to be of each other which is fantastic. I guess we all know how scary and overwhelming life coping with asthma can be at times, no matter how mild or severe our asthma is. I'm hoping that through this site I can make friends and offer advice and support to others. Anyway I hope everybody is ok and that folks who are currently in 'costa' manage to escape soon.