Hey guys, my asthma has been really uncontrolled for the last few months, really struggling a lot of the time and a LOT of visits to hospital. Anyway, i have an appointment with my new consultant soon and i was starting to think of things i want to talk about with him. As i believe i have mentioned on here, i dont feel i'm at teh stage where i need home nebulisers as a regular thing to maintain my asthma, on good days i seem to manage fairly well, however, i know that when im in hospital i wait until after ive had an atrovent (works really well for me) and salbutamol neb, and then will do things like have a shower or even walk to the shop downstairs - after the neb its not particularily hard. I really want to build up my tolerance for at least low level exercise, and i know that any preventative treatment is likely to take a while to build up in my system. I think i would like to try exercising with a pre-treatment of salb and atrovent nebs, but not sure if that is something sensible or pointless. I know i get more salbutamol in from a neb than from 10 puffs of my inhaler (i dont care how many times im told theyre the same, i just do feel the difference, and when im well you can see the difference in how shakey and tachy i get compared to inhalers!) but im not sure if thats enough of a reason to justify it. also wasnt really sure if atrovent inhalers and nebs were quite the same (ive only ever had the nebs) is this something anyone has any experience with or suggestions about.I tend to feel pretty paranoid going to cons with neb suggestions as so many are against it. to me it seems like a good idea, but i dont know all that much about it, so i wondered what you guys thought. Also, as a side note i assume that nebulised steroids are identical to inhalered ones (id rather neb steroids than be on pred, but would rather be on stronger inhalers than nebs) thanks
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