I was diagnosed with mild asthma 6years ago since then i have been hospitalised 5 times over the 6 years. Its now every year as soon as i catch a cold i end up in resus, icu ventilated , ccu then a ward all in around 12 days on average. Ive been resused 6 times , twice only a fortnight ago. Im on relvair 184/22 , spiriva ,flixotide 250, sabutamol nebules x3 per day. Prednisolone 15mg maintenance dose, fexofenadine180, Azithromycin antibiotics 3 days a week,montelukast, omeprazole and uniphyllin 300mg. I have over the years met with numerous doctors gps and consultants. Last week i was actually told for the first time i have type2 brittle asthma. Prior to this i was told i had mild asthma but just needed extra help. My questions if anyone can answer. 1. I thought brittle asthma was from birth and not something that could come on at any stage is this correct as i was pretty lucky as a child and cant remember missing a single day of school. 2. Most of the year im pretty good chest wise and can keep myself out of ambulances and hospitals is this normal for brittle astma as i would have thought symptoms would be present everyday.
I have recently been asked to take part in a test where i have to take home a simplified ni ox test and do this at home everyday after i have taken my inhalers for a week then return ni ox machine to hospital so they can download info. Has anyone done this or heard of this consultant told me its to check inhalers are working.
Thank you for reading all of my garbage and for any answers you can give me.
Guess the main thing is no one in my family suffers from asthma so i havent anyone to ask advice from. Is the medicines im taking normal for mild asthma or do they look more like brittle asthma. My reason for asking im worried about my job im a freelance engineer but i will have to travel abroad next year and i know brittle asthma on my medical records will prevent me going. Many many thanks again for any help Jim