Hey i really would like some advice please my asthma has been pretty bad lately and i saw my asthma nurse and she didn't listen to me or anything she just took my peak flow (380, my highest so far im meant to be 450) and all the days before that my peakflow had been at like 250 and i was so surprised.
Also when she said there was nothing she could do until i had seen the consultant but my appoinment isnt until the 3rd of febuary how am i going to manage? she told me if my peak flow is below 300 i should see her, but it is low in the morings(200-270) and high in the evenings(270-350) so how am i meant to know when to see her she said i can take a maxium of ten puffs every four hours but that doesnt seem to be doing the trick i nearly had an asthma attack in school it was that bad (i managed to control it though) im quite worried i don't think i can manage till febuary but the nurse said im NOT ALLOWED ANY TREATMENTS not even pred until i have seen the specialist what can i do? i would hate to have a bad flare up because i have been doing ok recently(7-11th jan) but lately i keep having mild to moderate flare ups! what can i do my peak flow at the moment is 325-240 what can i or should i do? i would like to avoid an attack or a hospital visit (im up to date with all my inhalers)
sorry for the rant but do docs and nurses care anymore?? i tried to discuss a care plan with my asthma nurse and she was just like ""no you don't need one"" well i do if i am trying to avoid a flare up! does anyone else feel angry about this or get treated in this way?? Also its really hard for me to as a non wheezer to tell when im bad but i have recently started to notice a wheeze on a deep breath out and in my nose at regular intervals this is'nt be a good omen (i never wheeze during the day or in attacks or even when i have symptom,s only at night and is usally contained by a few puffs on the easi breathe so i am understanbly worried ) but the asthma nurse would'nt even listen to my chest
im so annyoed
please reply and
thanks to all who reply
lots of love Amy xxxx