In the past 2 or so months my asthma has been awful. From the age of about 8 (am now 14) until this April i had very very mild asthma, i had a brown inhaler and a blue one which i used rarely. Since then i have been awful. As well as constant shortness of breath, wheezing and tight chestedness i have had a number of bad attacks. There not even attacks that can be settled by taking my inhaler though and have ended up in hospital about 12 times in the last 2 months and on one occassion was airlifted to hospital. About 5 of these have seen me admitted (from ovrenight to 4 nights) and 2 have needed iv salbutomol and magnesium as nebs were failing to control it. I was only referred to a paediatic asthma nurse about 3 weeks ago and finally last weekend a consultant - who im yet to see. I believe im already on very strong medications (Seretide, atrovent, salbutmol, montelukast and antihistamines) and am really unsure on where they will go next. I'm sick of being on prednislone as its given me awful cramps and puts me in a rather horrid mood! Does anyone have any ideas on where they may go or if theres anything i can do to help myself.
On top of this my mum has been a real problem. She works in the NHS and is one of those typical mothers who always believes i am fine. She will often refuse to take me to the hospital and last time i had to half beg her. She eventuallly agreed to take me to the GP (though i think this was more out of spite, expecting them to say i was fine) anyway after a couple of nebs the GP was still very worried and i ended up being admitted. Despite doctors constantly saying i need to be brought down sooner (if pf <50% and inhaler having no affect) she still ignores them. On top of this she insists to them all that my asthma is 'physcological', as i have a history of anorexia. The doctors tend to give her funny looks and ask why i am i wheezy with low sats etc., but stil she doesn't listen. Every time i tell her she says just breathe which is stupid because if i could breathe fine we wouldn't be having this problem!
I guess im just really annoyed at eveything. The school have banned me from all trips and i can't do any sport though i am usually a fitness fanatic, going to the gym most days and playing rugby and hockey. Its really tough and quite scary having to have all the attacks and symptoms but when your mum just doesn't lisetn it's even harder.
Sorry about the long moan, i know theres millions of people in worse situation than me but im finding it really hard to cope so if anyone has any suggestions i would be very grateful!