hi i am new to the site and thought id ask if anyone else is totally fed up with asthma dominating their lives?...im a middle aged (yep overweight)female and i was diagnosed a few years ago after suffering from bad chests for 11years. i do everything i am told to do except lower my weight (i have an underactive thyroid which has caused me to put on several stones over the last few years and arthritis that affects my ability to exercise, along with many other health issues...nice!), i follow the advice (sometimes total opposite advice from each doc or nurse i see which can be difficult to know what to actually do for the best) but my life is still totally dominated by the fact that i have asthma symptoms almost constant. if i went to the gp's or casualty every time i suffered from an asthmatic episode (as im meant to) i would have to take a tent and camp out as id spend more time there than at home. with the new government now stating that everyone on sick benefit will be made to return to work unless they are actually dead!, i am even more stressed which actually brings on attacks as i have no idea how i will cope as so many things set off an attack...i used to be a happy person but even im sick of hearing myself moan......please tell me im not alone x
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