Good evening to you all
So sorry to hear there are people with Asthma who are struggling in this heat/humidity and with grass pollen.
I was only diagnosed with asthma the beginning of this year following two chest infections then pneumonia etc (apparantely I have had mild asthma ll my life - just never been tested for it).
Anyway, two weeks ago today I cam down with a chest infection once again. I went to the Dr and got antibiotics, ended up in A & E with two lots of nebulisers, came home still very wheezy. Was treated very well in hospital I must say !
Then two nights later even more wheezy/tight chest, went into A & E again, seen by a junior Dr who wasnt even going to put me on a nebuliser ! She said she only hear the wheeze in my throat lol....I stressed to her for nearly half an hour to listen - even my voice had changed. We moved to another room she listened again and said oh your wheezing has changed - it is deeper down in your chest - OMG I did get very frustrated, why do they not believe you even though the evidence was there. So I then had two further lots of nebulisers. The second one I had had salbutamol & a steroid in. It was so so strong I could hardly breathe throught the mask - it made me more wheezy ! no idea what they put in that one. HAs this happened to anyone else.
Anyway they let me out of the hospital - wheezing away quite badly and my peak flow was still below 300....I lost faith second time going in as had such a good first experience.
Luckily I had an appointment with my consultant scheduled (good timing) - and he put me on a 7 day course of steroids, I finished these three days ago and still have alot of wheezing and find when I lay down to try to go to sleep it is such a horrible sound. It seems the blockage/cattarh is very low/deep in my chest, is this normal ?
During taking the steroids I have had insomnia every night - so wide awake and still am even though finishing the course.
I am also on a new inhaler now - Fostair, what are peoples experiences of this ? I find it much better than QVAR as in I feel it is opening my airways alot more as I have been struggling to breathe for nearly two weeks. But still have a cough and alot of congestion in my chest.
I had my follow up appointment with teh Royal Brompton in London a few days ago as I have sleep apnea too and they are going to take me in for three nights to do further tests but they said they wont get me in for 3-4 weeks the soonest...
Thanks for listening Any answers will be appreciated. So sorry so long I am hopeless at writing short posts.
I just wish we could all find the perfect solution for our asthma so we can enjoy life to the full again. I just want to be healthy again so I have all the energy to look after my 2.5 year old twins