On Friday I visited my Nurse Consultant who told me that I don't have a chest infection and that I needed to control my asthma; she re-prescribed a Fostair inhaler and put it on my repeats list. She didn't even test my peak flow during this appointment.
I explained to her that I'd had a chest infection since 21st December, that it was not shifting and seemed to be getting worse. I struggled over the weekend and seemed to be even worse yesterday.
I saw a Doctor at the out of hours at my local hospital. He said that I do have a chest infection and prescribed a double-strength antibiotic but said that I need to continue taking my Salbutamol inhaler to keep my airways open. If no better by Friday, he advised me to book in an appointment with my GP.
I'm not going to see a Nurse Consultant next time I have a chest infection. I do know when I have a chest infection as they are a regular occurrence for me, like many asthmatics. How on earth could I control my asthma symptoms when I have a chest infection?!