I have my first appointment with an asthma specialist next to Tuesday at my local hospital.
I have had a number of asthma reviews at my doctors surgery this year to try and get my asthma under control again but unfortunately the doctor has run out of ideas for medication that he can try me on. The doctor I have been seeing at my surgery has a special interest in asthma and he said that I have needed a high number of oral steroids to get my asthma under control this year and that he thinks it is time he referred me to the specialist at the hospital. My currant asthma medications are a follows: salbutamol, seretide 250, montelukast, phyllocontin 225mg twice a day and pred when I need it. I have asthma management plan which I follow and am keeping a peak flow diary. I also suffer from hay fever and am on a number of meds to control this.
I have not needed hospital treatment for a number of years but my asthma is on a downward spiral at the moment with the weather the way it is.
What questions is the specialist likely to ask? Is their anything I should take with me to the appointment? Do i need to take any notes with me? What test are they likely to do?
I am really nervous about going to the appointment!
Thanking you in advance for any information.