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After documented asthma death due to Ibuprofen,and realizing that no proper counselling was registered in her records, I think it is of vital importance to teach all asthma patients evrything about asthma.New generation doctors should take this seriously.

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I heard more than half of asthma deaths are avoidable with the right care. It's a disgrace and we in the UK have one of the worst records in the developed world. x

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Doesn't surprise me with some of the comments I have had and experiences in a&e. The likes of well your not wheezing so you must be ok, are you sure it's not just a panic attack and well your sats aren't too bad. I don't feel unless I see my consultants who know me that I am always taken seriously. X

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I have fortunately never ended up in hospital with my asthma so guess I am pretty mild and it is well controlled. I have however heard some horror stories on here and elsewhere and think judging by this the care is abysmal and I really hope I never end up there. I am so sorry you have suffered this treatment (or rather lack of it). x

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Thank you. Yeah as a severe asthmatic I'm there quite regularly but I dread every visits incase I get a dr who doesn't listen which is quite often. X

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I used to be like you and empathize with you about the lack of comprehension in the medical field. I have lived with this condition for 40 years. I was first diagnosed with exercise induced asthma when I played sports regularly. I was competing and had stress from dysfunctional family stuff. I only mention this because I have become a holistic practitioner due to the shortcomings of conventional or allopathic medicine. I have learned to listen to my own body, symptoms, emotions and know my triggers and my own personal weaknesses. Health is about maintaining holistic balance, not only chemical balance in my body. It has taken me many years of trial and error to find out what increases my ability to breathe correctly and I have learned that it takes my being proactive and doing my own research. I've cut out wheat, dairy, meat and all animal products, preservatives, and I try to not eat too many natural sugars even....I slip up sometimes, but don't dwell on it. Inner balance and breath work are vital to my staying healthy and off steroids. I have not been hospitalized for years now. There is a lot we can do to help ourselves as asthmatics. We have to do our own research though and try things and use a steroid if we need to( short term). We need to meditate and do breathing exercises and strengthen ourselves from the inside out. Yoga, breath work and meditation have helped me tremendously.I try to keep my weight down and find that helps, when you are menopausal, it's more difficult, but I do not give up. I hope some of this is helpful to you. Don't despair. You are not alone, you are wise and you will find some ease to your symptoms through being compassionate and confident in your own healing ability. Take the doctors' recommendations with a grain of salt and don't get too frustrated with yourself-that will worsen your symptoms.

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Thank you for your advise. The last year has been a bit of a shock to the system. Although I've always had asthma it was never at this level and just trying to adjust to my new situation. Xxx

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I find that the dr's don't even look at your asthma action plan, i went to the gp because my pf had gone down dramatically and I was wheezy and tight chested and needed to take my emergency 40mg of pred, the gp said she didnt know if this was general wheezing, i told her what my plan says and she put me on 20mg , I went downhill, saw another gp a few days later and was put on 40 mg for 5 days. I'm a severe asthmatic I had been in hospital for a week after a bad attack and had only been out 2 weeks when I had this flare up! I saw my respitiratoy nurse a few days ago and she is writing to the GP surgery AGAIN about my treatment plan and that it has to be followed no matter what!

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I was prescribed Ibuprofen for something and it was only my on the ball Pharmacist that made me aware of staying away from it. Again in hospital i was given it in A&E but in the ward the Pharmacist went made about it as i was getting worse.

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A&Es seem to go straight to it. My younger son was blue lighted to hospital when he was small, after his temperature rocketed on his way to school (due to an infection we later discovered) and he started to have febrile convulsions and began to go blue. The A&E at the children's hospital he was taken to called for ibuprofen. I pointed out at once that he was a diagnosed asthmatic and was given a stark choice: run the risk of the ibuprofen and a possible asthma attack (which they could watch for and take measures to contain), or run the risk of possible brain damage. So I agreed to the ibuprofen, and just kept everything crossed that he did not have an asthmatic response. Fortunately he did not. But I'm well aware that isn't always the case.

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Whats wrong wo ibuprofen

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My understanding is that it is not recommended for use by asthmatics as it can bring on asthma in some cases.

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