As ever, when I’m looking for advice I always reach out to this community....
My asthma is proving to be really difficult to treat and for the first time, it’s getting me feeling a little worried. (When I say worried, I’m not anxious or winding myself up with stress, it’s more me realising that it’s worse than I really anticipated).
The last 18 months have been long but since April, I feel like I’m stuck in the longest flare that won’t go. Since then, I’ve had 4 courses of pred (adding on an extra week to my 4th course tomorrow which will technically make it 5 courses), 2 courses of antibiotics for 2 chest infections and I’ve had 2 attacks. I practically live at my GP surgery- haha!
I’m doing everything that I can to help myself but nothing is enough and as the weather keep changing, my symptoms are getting worse and I’m becoming more hypersensitive to my normal triggers.
My care has now been transferred from my respiratory consultant to an asthma specialist and I’m being seen by them for the first time in a week but it literally feels like a lifetime away. I’m 33 but my body feels so much older! Every day I wonder how on Earth I haven’t been rushed into hospital because it feels like it could go that way at any point. I don’t wheeze but get terribly breathless. Over the last month however I’m getting more of a really tight chest that comes on quick and aggressive- thanks heavens for salbutamol when that happens though!
Any advice that can be spared?
Thanks in advance ☺️