Hi finally had my Consultant review after having the obligatory lung function tests again.. though this time it was more thorough....apparently he couldn't determine much from the tests (big shocker there... they never have had much info from the results)... but they did pick up on the Bronchiectasis which they got from the MRI I had months ago... its quite mild but it covers a big area mostly the bottom half of my lungs...he said since I have had asthma for a long time, it is affecting the tubes so it is harder to get rid of infections and in fact I have been getting a lot of infections over the past few months...he said this was expected... I was on 5mg of Prednisolone a couple of years ago.. but when I changed consultants about a year ago, he took me off them... my previous Consultant was going to put me on Xolair, but this one wasn't sure it would work for me.. now he is thinking about whether to put me on it after all... basically I am on the highest dose of all I can take medicine wise, so there isn't a lot else he can do for me... nothing seems to be working anymore....has anyone else come to this point?.. I am so sick of getting chest infection after chest infection.. I try to avoid going into hospital as I am my daughters carer and there isn't really anyone else to take care of her... so I am a bit scared....I am going to be going to physio about coughing up phlegm more (which I hate doing anyway)...sorry for the long post....had asthma for over 40 years now... and it has gotten a lot worse since I had my kids...my boyfriend has been amazing and been very supportive..and I am struggling going to work every day as I cough and wheeze practically the whole time (I am an early morning cleaner) I have now applied for PIP.. which I hummed and Hahed about doing.. but so many people said to go for it, so I did... probably won't get anything.. has anyone else applied for this? (I also have Osteoarthritis in my hips, knees, neck and hands)....sorry just moaning to myself...just good to get it out I spose lol.... sorry for the novel....
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