Ive not posted here for a couple of yrs so apologies for my absence.
A brief history, I was diagnosed with asthma after the swine flu out break in sept 2009 though had suspected it for a while. Every year I need steroids and antibiotics several times especially last year while pregnant.
I have just been to the go this morning. I started with a 'normal' cold on Friday which has become worse. I really struggled yesterday and took 2 puffs 4 times a day if my brown inhaler.gp told me this was wrong but this is what my asthma nurse advised if I felt my chest getting tight.
I also ended up using my salbutamol via a spacer over night. 10 puffs each time as I was struggling to catch my full breath. My husband was working away and I was alone with 4 children and it's scary.
If ever my chest has been bad I have always been able to talk in full sentences but is always wheezy.
Gp listened to my chest. Said there were no wheezes at all. But crackles to base of my lungs so has prescribed me amoxicillin . I can hear and feel a wheeze. So if she can't hear it what on earth am I hearing and where is it coming from.
She only did my peak flow as I asked her to which was ok at 400 but had been less at home.
I feel no different to how I've felt on all the previous times I've been when I've always been given steroids(not always antibiotics.)and the steroids always make me start to feel better in a few hours.
I'm not particularly happy with this gp, not so much the treatment as I have to trust what she says but more to do with her poor personal skills.
Basically she made me feel like I was making up how I feel and mid managing my so called asthma. Now I may not be managing it correctly but I am managing in the way I was advised by my practise nurse or at least how I think she told me, and I've only been diagnosed for 2.5 years so I'm no expert.
I will be having a review itch the practise nurse to clarify my treatment and management.
I've come away not really knowing what is wrong with me and feel like ive wasted her time.
I'm not really sure what the point of my post is but I'm very confused about this wheeze that she can't hear.