Ive not been about through Lent, but during that time I saw my new consultant who has officially diagnosed me as severely asthmatic. Its strange, Ive been asthmatic since childhood but this feels likea new diagnosis and is taking time to get my head around. I am now on a suitcase of meds:
Symbicort (6 puffs daily of 400/12)
Ciclesonide (2puffs twice daily - max, usual dose would be 1 puff a day!)
Lansoprasole (in case there is a heartburn componant)
Prednisolone - have been on this continuously since mid Dec and everytime its reduced below 25mg everything falls apart. Currently 3rd week of 60mg!!
Salbutamol nebs 3x a day
Alendronic acid and AdcalD3 to protect my bones from steroids.
The side effects are driving me nuts and I still can't breathe!!! Seeing consultant again this afternoon, but finding it all really hard work and wondered how some of you coped with a sudden deterioration and diagnosis of severe asthma?