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Going round in circles

Hi there. I've been back and forth to go since December with repeated exacerbation so. On prednisilone every four or five weeks. Go said I need to see asthma nurse, but saying its best to wait till I've been of steroids for six weeks. Clearly that hasn't happened. Anyhow, long story short, finally saw nurse this week, and she told me I may have cold. I'm frightened half to death. Have to see GPs next week and probably have Spirometry test. In the mean time nurse has doubled seretide to four puff twice a day of 250. Feel as though this is taking forever to sort out. And just still on a treadmill. Have been able to reduce ventolin use a bit last few days, but still breathless if I do anything, waking at night tight chested and coughing. Any ideas anyone what I can do, if anything

Thanks for listening.

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Hi, sorry to hear the difficulties you've had over the weeks I myself was in a similar situation and just starting to re-cover.

One thing that was highlighted by an Asthma nurse is controlling my sinuses because it's the root where all flare ups start and recommended Avamys so it might be something you could discuss with your Asthma nurse and ask if you could try it, I have been taking it for 3 days and noticed a mass improvement, also doing the basics right ( Preventer/Reliever through a spacer - Inhaling steam with a towel over your head 3 times daily and drinking plenty, sometimes going back to basics works more effectively.

If I can be of any assistance please don't hesitate to ask


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