Hi folks. I realise that my asthma is relatively mild in comparison to others on this forum but I am concerned it's flaring up again as I'm coughing up green gunk, wheezing and have the sniffles. My peak flow is good but my chest feels tight and irritated and I am fearful that besides viruses being a trigger that pollen also is- I was only diagnosed towards the end of last year so I am still on a learning curve.
I was supposed to see the asthma nurse for a review on Monday after she put me on Montelukast but she had to cancel the appointment and it's now been rearranged for Friday.
I am now on holiday - at home - which means I have more opportunity to seek advice from someone at my surgery, but is there any advice you can offer me in the meantime?
I'm on Seretide; ventolin ( no surprise there); Montelukast; Omeprazole and Vitamin D as my blood levels were negligible!
Re my sickness absence I am feeling really worried at present as my RCN rep (Royal College of Nursing ), said that even one more sickness absence in the next six months could then cause it to progress to stage two. She is very feisty and is like a British bulldog prepared to defend those she cares for but I fear that will be insufficient...
Any advice would be appreciated,
Thanks, Flossie xx