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What to do now?

Hello all,

Been a while since I posted, as I've been very busy! However events of this evening have brought me back to the forum for a little advice and understanding.

Although my asthma has worsened over the last 9 months or so, and my medication has changed, I've managed to control it quite well. But this evening I had an asthma attack. I don't think it was a particularly serious one, as my mum wanted to call an ambulance but I thought I could manage with my spacer. I feel really shaken and scared by it. It's been at least a year since my last attack and I don't want to spiral further.

My question is really, where do I go from here? Should I let my asthma nurse know? I only saw her last week as I recently started a new dose, but she said that if it didn't improve then oral steroids would be the only way to go (again). I just don't know what to do - I'd been managing alright, but had been

a bit wheezy last night and affected by hayfever quite badly today.

I'd really just appreciate any advice. I'm starting to feel really down - my asthma has gone from awful, to well controlled (for some years!) to bad again, and I just don't know what to do.


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