I’m looking for some advice!
My name is Emma, I’m 27 and I have had asthma since I was 2 years old. I was hospitalised quite a few times as a child but then I seemed to grow out of it through my teen years into my twenties. However, when I turned 25/had my daughter, my asthma seemed to come back. I would find triggers such as dust would set me off into mini attacks, I was taking my blue inhaler a lot more. It’s gradually got worse and worse until last week I had a severe attack and have been hospitalised for 5 days. I’ve never had asthma so bad and even now, after a week on steroids, nebulisers, antibiotics etc I am still extremely breathless although my peak flow went from 200 to 520. The point of my post is that they did a blood test in hospital and told me I had something called eosinophilic asthma which I had never heard of and when I google it I’m not really any the wiser (or very reassured!). I know googling is never a good idea....
I am going to be on steroids for another 14 days and have an appointment at the asthma clinic on 19th for a check up and another blood test (to see if my eosinophilia levels have dropped).
I was just wondering if anyone else had a similar experience or has been diagnosed with EA? I’m still so breathless and finding the smallest tasks hard I’m worried that my quality life will be different now.
I would be so grateful for any insight and advice anyone with a similar thing can give me!