Hey, this is my first time on a forum. I love how you guys all support and advise each other so I hope you don't mind
that I post.
I'm so so lost. I underwent major surgery approximately 6-7 weeks ago and thank heavens all went well regarding the procedure
However, I have had an extremely difficult time post op. Initially I started with some kind of allergic reaction and that caused my throat and face and mouth
to all swell but once that was sorted I suddenly developed trouble breathing and the most horrific cough. I have literally been coughing so
hard that I've been coughing up bits of blood along the way.
After a long few weeks and lots of tests it's now become clear that I am asthmatic. However,
the consultant that diagnosed me was not informative at all.
He gave me a red inhaler and told me to take 4 puffs in the morning and 4 at night and well that's all he said.
The last 2 nights have been awful. It's been so hard to breathe, I go very red in the face and get scared to lay down.
I finally spoke to my gp this evening who was so upset to hear me still coughing and breathing so badly and evenmoreso
was totally shocked to hear that I do not have a blue inhaler. She wants me to take a course of Prednisolone ( if I've spelt it
right?)...and she has prescribed me a blue inhaler.
I just wondered if anyone has any advice for sleeping? as I don't get my blue inhaler or steroids
until the morning so I have one more uncomfortable night to face. I have noticed cold air
is a killer.
I would appreciate any reassuring advice.. I feel very much out of my depth and nervous..
every breathe is a struggle..
I'm sure once on the right medication things can only improve
Thanks In advance..