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What options have I got left

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Hiya, my names Erin and I haven't been on here in a while but I've had a difficult winter with my asthma

I have had 3 nebulisers so far and I've just finished my months worth of prednisolone and on Friday I started wheezing again. I have an appointment on the 13th. But I don't know what options are left

I've had so many changes to my inhalers and none are helping

my medications are currently

Flutiform 2 puffs twice a day

Montelukast 10mg night

120mg fexofenadine at night

150mg ranitidine twice a day

And salbutamol 4 puffs when required

I was originally on 4 puffs of seretide twice a day which I had been on for years I'd get flare ups a lot but I'd only need a nebuliser once a year generally but had a bad asthma attack last January and I continued to have issues after so I got referred to specialist who tried symbicort that didn't work then put me on seretide 2 puffs twice a day and flixotide 1 puff twice a day to try and wean me of seretide I think and then I got reduced to just flixotide because I was fine over the summer (always have been) and then back in November I had asthma attacks so changed it to flutiform

What could be the next inhaler or treatment

I want to avoid nebulisers and injections if I can help it.

I have the synacthen test on 29th March

Sorry this is so long but I've had enough

Thx for advice in advanced

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A salt inhaler is definitely helping with my allergy triggered asthma.


Hi Erin001

Sorry to hear you've had a difficult winter. Are you under a specialist asthma care? They should be able to help advise you on next steps, do contact them to talk through your options. In the meantime you can call the Asthma UK nurse helpline, they can be reached on 0300 222 5800 (M-F, 9-5) and provide support and chat it through.

Hope that helps,


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Yeh I'm under specialist care

Emailed them today and they said to do 10 ventolin every 4 hrs and then wean down

I've done this all winter on and off steroids and doing 10 ventolin every 4 hrs it's annoying

I don't like doing it cos it's more drugs to take and I suffer with tremors anyway and when I'm doing the 10 ventolin they get soo much worse and being in college writing is challenge with it

My lungs feel old due to the struggles with asthma going up the stairs is a challenge

and my hands feel old due to the tremors

My body is older than I actually am

Thx for support and advice


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