I have severe, difficult, unstable asthma and have both a ventolin inhaler and nebs as I can go off pretty quick and my asthma tends to be variable throughout the day.
This year I have been hospitalised twice and so far needed 6 course of pred, I am under a specialist at my local hospital who is excellent. Work on the whole is fine except for one of my colleagues who has got it into her head that the problem with my asthma is simply that I use I too much ventolin. I feel like I have to defend myself and I feel like I am being blamed for my asthma and I am getting so frustated.
The other day I went into work and was pretty chesty so I used my inhaler just 2 puffs and her response was ""put that away, you don't need it, if I see you using it again I'll slap your wrists"" then moving quickly on to say ""I hope your not going to be using that all day"" I tried to explain that my my pf was less that 80% and her friend launched into a lecture of how I shouldn't be checking my pfs daily and that I shouldn't go on pf alone I explained that I am checking it regularly as instructed by my consultant and I keep my pf monitor on me because of how quick I can drop he then launched into another lecture about how I shouldn't go on PF alone I explained I don't, this is another thing that my consultant has stressed to me.
Just so fed up and frustrated....