At my doctors appointment today, I had a new doctor who was very dismissive of all of my health conditions. One of the things he said was 'there is nothing seriously wrong with you'. Does brittle asthma not come under that catagory? if i have an attack i can guarantee i'm liekly to end up in intensive care and either on NIV or ventilated. I also have dysphagia and aspirate lots, which gives me so many chest infection which sets my asthma off. I spend most my life either in hospital or at home doing chest clearance, nebulisers, postural dranage and using chest clearing device to help keep me breathing. I don't see how having this and it being so poorly controlled.. that it doesn't come under the 'having anything severely wrong' catagory. He also said 'no reason to be on all these steroids' without even asking about my asthma or how it is at the moment. Or even doing my obs. I mean my sats today alone have been 90%-94% which isn't terrible but not perfect! My Feno's on 80mg steroids are still 25-30. so thats how much it takes to calm my inflammation down. 40mg doesn't even do much! I really lose faith in the GP's in managing my asthma, this is why i sit at home and dont see a doctor when my asthma is bad. because i don't trust them one bit! Another doctor at the same practice told me ' all asthmatics wheeze, no such thing as a silent chest' in which i am one of those, i dont always wheeze and when i go silent chest i need to be in hospital ASAP... and she dismissed saying as no wheeze i dont need steroids increasing or hospital.
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