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Cutts2345
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Hi I went to see my asthma nurse today and she said that I got take my asthma pumps which I can't take and if I don't I get worst what does she mean by that and I got go back next week for asthma check I been 8 days without my pumps when will have attack

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risabel59

You should be able to use your inhalers with a spacer. I know that other people in the forum have given you this advice. You can get a spacer from the Pharmacy. With a spacer you can take little breaths, and don't have to breath the medicine all at one time. They can be prescribed, but are not very expensive. Your pharmacist will explain exactly how to use it.

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Cutts2345
Cutts2345
in reply to risabel59

What does my nurse mean then by if don't take pumps will get worst what does that mean please tell me

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risabel59
risabel59
in reply to Cutts2345

It means if you don't use the medicine prescribed for your asthma you will possibly get worse, or may have a bad attack.

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Cutts2345
Cutts2345
in reply to risabel59

What way as in worst or bad attack as I haven't had my pumps for 8 days today and my blood pressure pulse is fine so I must not need take my pumps then as my pulse blood pressure is fine how much days before go into attack if I do if I do go into attack do I have to see my asthma nurse and then will she want to see me every month or so to monitor my asthma

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elanaoali

I presume your pumps are inhalers and now you have stopped talking them your body has no protection against any trigger which could set off your asthma. Therefore you put yourself at very serious risk of a serious or even fatal asthma attack.

Your blood pressure will not tell you how good your asthma is, Please go immediately to asthma UK Web page and read the pages on asthma management etc . Remember 5 people die of asthma everyday in the UK. 3 of these death could have been prevented with good asthma management.

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Cutts2345
Cutts2345
in reply to elanaoali

I been without for 8 days now I can't take pumps. Read up load people have survived asthma attacks just had see asthma nurse lot more and since i never had a attack ever since had asthma if I did have attack wouldn't be that bad i just want to prepare myself so how much more days

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elanaoali

Please tell me what medication are you on? Inhaler are given to asthmatic to lower the risk of having an asthma attack. Ventolin is what you use when your symptoms get worse coughingb tightness of the chest and not being able to breath. Even people with mild asthma who only have Ventolin can have an asthma attack. You are I presume on more medication than that. Having an asthma attack doesn't not mean you will end up in hospital. If you have one and the Ventolin stops your attack then you still have to see your doctor within 24 hours. To check your okay.

I don't understand why you think you will be okay. If you want to play fast and lose with your condition you are playing a very dangerous game.

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Cutts2345
Cutts2345
in reply to elanaoali

I might be having attacks without me noing I was just wondering if going be OK as I haven't had attack since had asthma and I on relvra ellipta 92/22mcg strength pump yellow and blue Ventolin pump but I can't take my pumps because of my ribs being sore I no I live as seen people had asthma attacks and been OK just had see nurse I feeling tired lot throat sore like airways tightening and breathless bit chest pain worst walking feel like heart racing them slowing down but like said pulse fine blood pressure thought if pulse was 50 then danger asthma attack my pulse 94

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elanaoali

That's without taking your medication

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Cutts2345
Cutts2345
in reply to elanaoali

Is my breathing meant feel fast when eating and walking as when walking pulse over 100 when sitting it below that on wrist monitor

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elanaoali

please ring asthma uk helpline and talk to the experts on 0300 222 5800. They will be able to answer all your questions. I suggest your right a list starting with you not be able to use your inhaler etc.

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