I am 17 years old and have asthma. Asthma is realy uncontrolled. Have an attack weekly but my gp and the Pulmologist don't know what to do anymore. My medication is:
-Viani forte (think is like seretide 50/500) 2-0-2
-Pulmicort (neb) 1mg/2ml 1-0-1
-Prednisolon 10mg 1-0-0
-Montelukast 10mg 0-0-1
-Spiriva (Tiatropium) 1-0-1
-Aerius 5mg (it's an anthimine) 1-0-1
Sometimes I do nebs with Saline, Salbutamol, Atrovent and Berodual, too.
If I have an attack I take:
-Prednisolone tablett 50-100mg
- Theophyllin drops 208mg
If I have the attack at home I nebulise with Salbutamol, Atrovent and Berodual.
But often I have to call an ambulance and go to hospital. It's as if medication can't help in an attack anymore.
Between attacks I feel well. Don't have any problems. Peak flow is allways good but while an attack it's drop down (know that's normal ). My lung function is always good, too. Therefore a lot of doctors said I don't have asthma and it take long time until I get diagnosed. I only have the diagnose because the wheeze emergency doctors hear during an atttack.
My Pulmologist (don't know the english word) says that we must make something against the attacks, but do not point what still to do. He would not give me more cortisone because the side effects and my age. I would be happy if I can stop an attack on my own. But that only succeed if I am at home and can use my nebuliser. I think my biggest problem is to control an attack. Would be helpfull if there would be a warn sign, bit they came out of nowhere. From one second on the other I have an attack.
In two weeks school begins again and I can't be ill that often. Or have as much attacks.
Hope somebody can give a tip what we can still make. I am slow in despair.
Thanks for readings
P.S.: I'm from Germany and my is not so good (however, still learn it ). So I hope you the text is unterstandable.