asthma with a vengance

I started my job back in september and for the first couple of months I was fine, untill the winter became horrid.

Since then I have been back and forth to the docs and the asthma nurses and taking days off work. I've also been sent home on several occasions as I couldnt carry out my job effectivly. I ended up in hospital, for the first time, at one point and the docs didnt give me anything to help me breath, should I be worried about this ?

I've had asthma for along time but in recent years its got worse.

My department recently had a new manager who understands better then the first but it still gets me down as I feel that I'm making a mountain out of a mole hill when I know that every one sufferes differently but I still feel bad.

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  • From what you have posted I would say that your asthma is not controlled well, and you should go back and explain that to the GP/Asthma nurse. But if you have been sent home from work, etc, then it interferes with normal every day activities, and that is not something that should happen, and requires better control. Do you have a daily peakflow chart, and record of symptoms, that can be a major help in convincing them that things are not what they should be.

  • From what you have posted I would say that your asthma is not controlled well, and you should go back and explain that to the GP/Asthma nurse. But if you have been sent home from work, etc, then it interferes with normal every day activities, and that is not something that should happen, and requires better control. Do you have a daily peakflow chart, and record of symptoms, that can be a major help in convincing them that things are not what they should be.

  • From what you have posted I would say that your asthma is not controlled well, and you should go back and explain that to the GP/Asthma nurse. But if you have been sent home from work, etc, then it interferes with normal every day activities, and that is not something that should happen, and requires better control. Do you have a daily peakflow chart, and record of symptoms, that can be a major help in convincing them that things are not what they should be.

  • From what you have posted I would say that your asthma is not controlled well, and you should go back and explain that to the GP/Asthma nurse. But if you have been sent home from work, etc, then it interferes with normal every day activities, and that is not something that should happen, and requires better control. Do you have a daily peakflow chart, and record of symptoms, that can be a major help in convincing them that things are not what they should be.

  • ive tried but they just keep changing my inhalers or the amount i take, then its all fine for a couple of week s nad then begns to go doen hill again. They have replaced the brown Quvar 50 with a twisty powder one. Only time will tell....

  • heyy,

    I know it's a really long process, but the best way with asthma meds is a bit of trial and error to find out what suits you. Hopefully your'll be under controll in no time!

    Best of luck!

    ally x

  • I'm afraid the only way to find what works is by trial and error, and I know how frustrating it is. Having only been diagnosed myself last autumn, I've had to go through that try, wait and see approach, and all the time you have to manage to live some sort of normal life, but do be patient, it is worth it in the end, you will find something, and the correct dose that will make your life much more comfortable, and allow you to hopefully most of the time not think about having asthma, i've probably just about got to that stage.

    I see you are not on much medication really, perhaps it might be worth suggesting you try something like seretide at a 125dose twice morning and night. Thats a combined steroid to control the inflamation, and a LBA, to help keep the airways open for at least 12hrs. Or you can stick with your Beclometasone Dipropionate, and add the LBA (serevent)

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