Would be really grateful for any advice anyone can offer re things I can do to help myself plesse. At a routine hospital appointment my FENO was 150 and on the basis of that reading further blood tests were done. Had a telephone call yesterday from the consultant to say eosinophils were 3.5 and he arranged for me to have intramuscular injection of corticosteroids as an emergency measure yesterday.
This pattern happens regularly re high FENO & eosinophils but the eosinophils have never been as high as this before. Highest was around 1.7 when I wound up in resuscitation unit with them unable to get my airways open and I was acidotic and about to go into multiple organ failure. Took many hours but thankfully they eventually they managed, after using huge amounts of aminophylline and something else, to save me.
However, my fear is that this current situation is so frightening and reminiscent of that time and this year I’ve had so many acute exacerbations of asthma (I have severe refractory eosinophilic asthma) & protracted chest infections, that I’m wondering if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions on anything I can do to help myself please?
I have had posterior subcapsular cataracts in both eyes and recently had surgery done privately as it was going to take too long on NHS and they were very bad cataracts -on a scale of 0-4 with 4 being the absolute worst (blind) I was 3.5 and obviously unable to drive etc. These cataracts are directly caused by long term use of high dose corticosteroids and therefore I do not want to go down that road again - 60mg or 40mg prednisone.
Obviously this is a crisis situation and I really had no choice but to have the IM injection yesterday but I wondered if any of you had any ideas or suggestions that might help me please.