High doses of medication and still having attacks

Hi,

I am very new to asking for help and advice fir my asthma.

I have been having many many exacerbations of asthma since beginning of April and have been tried in many different inhalers, double doses of fexafenadine and montelukast, i am also on 30mg of precnisalone. I have started a new inhaler fluitiform. Since friday i have been back and forward to G.P, (twice today) for nebulisers. Just getting worried about things and wondered if anybody else has had, or is going through the same thing. Can you still be symptomatic even with taking all these medications? Could it be the fact that i am a very allergic person and it's just this hot weather and pollen?

Thank you for reading,

Emma x

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  • Emma wish I knew enough about the ins and outs of this weird illness to help but im finding life a challenge some days too .

    Do know hayfever in summer and colds in winter seem to be my triggers , add in panic and lack of knowledge im a walking scardie cat

    but keep looking on here and check all the new info , that helps me ..hope you feel better soon .x PS try and not panic ...I do that a lot ..not helpful believe me .

  • Hi,

    I am very new to asking for help and advice fir my asthma.

    I have been having many many exacerbations of asthma since beginning of April and have been tried in many different inhalers, double doses of fexafenadine and montelukast, i am also on 30mg of precnisalone. I have started a new inhaler fluitiform. Since friday i have been back and forward to G.P, (twice today) for nebulisers. Just getting worried about things and wondered if anybody else has had, or is going through the same thing. Can you still be symptomatic even with taking all these medications? Could it be the fact that i am a very allergic person and it's just this hot weather and pollen?

    Thank you for reading,

    Emma x

    Hi Emma

    Unfortunately you've been diagnosed at a difficult time for us asthma sufferers as the weather is playing havoc with our asthma maintenance! This probably means that it's making it difficult for your health care team to get your regime set up as it does seem to take a few goes with most of us sufferers for them to get us on our correct medicine/dose regime.

    My asthmatic friend and me are both suffering at the mo and have both been told by different drs that asthmatics are struggling at the mo and have been for the last couple of months!

    Try and hang in there and hopefully eventually they'll get it sorted. A word of advice however, your hospital/asthma clinic will generally be far better placed to help you than any GP - they are after all only GP's - your hospital or asthma clinic are specialists and I would always trust mine over any GP!

    Hope you get sorted sooner rather than later!

    Molly 1999

  • Hi molly,

    Thank you for you very helpful advice, its so reassuring that i am not alone! I saw my asthma nurse yesterday as i needed nebulising again and she said the same to me that people are suffering more. I just thought there may be something more wrong as i am so many medicines. I was told that i am a difficult patient, but i met a good consultant and i do trust him, putting me forward for a home nubuliser trial.

    I hope you and your friend also feel better soon, and i really appreciate your advice, its really helped.

    Thank you

    Emma

  • Hi

    My asthma is playing up for months or actually more than a year now and been tried on many inhalers which do not make any difference and i asked for home nebs but the docs r refusing it for me?. The cons at the hospital said its too dangerous for me but the gp said they will have a discussion about it. But hopefully you will get there. My gp doesnt even have nebulisers so i have been to hospital about 20 x this year sometimes just for a nebuliser ?

    Hope u get better

    ????

  • Hi yas,

    Sorry to hear you are struggling to. I am lucky that my gp has a nebuliser. My asthma has been bad since feb, spent a total of 6 weeks in hospital in hdu and on the wards. I have been refused a neb upuntil this week when i met a new consultant.

    I hope you feel better soon too and get your mefication sorted.

    Emma

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