Hi I've had asthma since I was a child. It's been fairly well managed with the odd bad patch and hospitalization along the way. The last 4 years have been great and Ihad a marvellous asthma nurse at my doctors surgery.
Last summer my stress levels went through the roof and my asthma deteriorated, in the autumn we moved house to an old property in need of more tlc than we realised and changed doctors. Oh...and were surrounded by fields of rapeseed and trees...i really didn't think through the consequences of this move!!Since then I've had four chest infections, three a&e visits..I can't get my peakflow anywhere near where it was. I'm struggling to cope without steroids and my doctor has recently taken me off them and is trying Montelukast. It has helped but I had another attack last night. No action plan in place.
As a consequence Ive gained two stone in weight ( comfort eating) and I'm not exercising. I feel on a downward path which is not like me at all. I usually rally as the weather picks up but not this year.
Reading the Forum posts really helps enormously as I don't feel alone in all this. It's been a lifeline when I can't sleep.
I've decided to call the helpline for advice as my Dr surgery is very small with no asthma expert. I really miss my asthma nurse as she was so knowledgeable.
Thanks for providing such a great community it's lovely to be part of such a supportive group.