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Hally1973
Hally1973

Anyone else getting their butt kicked in this constant weather change? Bad one this time.

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Yes weather changes are a constant delight for me 😣 - they're a very common trigger in asthma.

Yeah i know what you mean i like it reasonable with a little sun but that blaring sun kills me my breathing goes all over the place.My wife however insist i need the exercise pointless arguing.lol

EmmaF91
EmmaF91Community Ambassador

Yup. I was not impressed Saturday... every time it rained my asthma kicked off bad enough that I needed to neb. I’m allowed 2 nebs a day maximum at home before I have to call for ambo. It rained 3 times... 😒😅😂

But too hot, too cold, too big a fluctuation, storms, pressure changes, ANYTHING! I feel like Karen from mean girls with my barometer lungs! 😂😂

If you’re struggling contact your GP, if you’re really struggling head to hospital! I hope things calm down for you soon

1974lovejoy
1974lovejoy
in reply to EmmaF91

Oh yes .. Saturday was not a good day !!!!! I feel your pain !!!!! Who needs a degree in the weather ... just ask an asthmatic 😂😂

I feel the same but I have noticed that I am now sleeping alot due to another condition that also is weather sensitive and these two my two big bads are stopping me from doing day to day life just trying to relax to help the asthma and the storm headache by watching something on prime video I end up falling asleep for most of the day wake up and feel like I want to go back to bed unfortunately this is not possible as I have medication to take and a pet to see to I'm also falling behind with my charity work orders for a friends charity shop that's due to open once everything gets back to normal she asked me to make her some crochet stuff for the opening of her shop so she could raffle off to help raise money for aid dogs for the disabled and I'm falling asleep lol.

I hate it..I even put the heating on this morning..🙈

I’m having a rubbish few days too. Tried to go out for a walk but was short of breath just 5mins in so I turned back home.

It doesn't usually affect me but I'm guessing this time it really has. I'm glad you raised this post because I was worried I'd got the virus because my breathing was so bad and went to a drive through testing centre. Came back negative but still really struggling with my breathing. Any worse I'll be calling the docs.

Had 999 admission to accident and emergency 10 days ago. On Friday referred by GP to medics and currently admitted. Still having round the clock nebs. The hot weather really affected the breathing. Peak flow when well 600+. Kept dropping to low 200’s. oxygen saturation high 80’s early 90’s. improving but get very breathless on minimal exertion.

NEVER been as bad as this year in my life. This past week has been a rollercoaster, it’s scary and tiring.

I am also fed up with the weather. I just got out of hospital a bit over a week ago (slow build up and a thunderstorm was the final nail).

Now they're at it again and I have had to neb a few times in the last couple of days. I feel like I want some more good time before it starts building towards another admission! Like Emma I say I have Karen lungs and it is a totally useless skill. (My friend knitted me a pair of lungs lol - I call them Karen and Regina).

So good to hear I’m not alone, feel so down and fed up. Trying to look after two children with a husband that has no sympathy ! I seem to be the same every June but thought I was getting better until later night and then wham, asthma bad again and up all night and makes me so anxious and tired. I need to get allergy tested to confirm this is pollen triggering me suddenly, I’m assuming it must be. Antihistamines seem of no help,

Poobah
Poobah
in reply to Pugdog

That sounds exhausting. Have you tried Montelukast for your allergies? Check with your GP or asthma nurse to see if they will prescribe it for you. It doesn't work for everyone but worth a try.

Pugdog
Pugdog
in reply to Poobah

I have Montelukast to pick up from pharmacy, I’m just concerned about some of the nasty side effects one of them being increased anxiety which I already have plenty of so still deciding whether to start taking it?

Poobah
Poobah
in reply to Pugdog

I have been treated for anxiety but Montelukast didn't unsettle me in that way. It does give me vivid dreams about once a week, but that's it (last week I was being chased by Nazis but I had been watching Foyle's War). I've been on Montelukast for years and have been OK on it despite my propensity for anxiety and depression.

If you try it and have side effects that you can't deal with then there is an alternative medication, Accolate.

Pugdog
Pugdog
in reply to Poobah

Thank you, that’s good to hear and the other thing I read about it is doesn’t always work for everyone. But you would say it helps you and you have results right?

What other asthma meds are you on please? I’m on flutiform, nasal steroid spray that I don’t think is doing much and just waiting for gp to call back to see if I should start another course of oral steroids possibly antibiotics again. Then salbutamol and nebs if needed.

Those vivid dreams sound interesting!

Poobah
Poobah
in reply to Pugdog

I'm on dry powder Fostair 200/6, Eklira Genuair and Montelukast. If I forget to take my Montelukast then I do get wheezy. I take an OTC antihistamine and antacids. I only use Beconase if I get a blocked nose or a head cold. I also have Ventolin which I used to use along with my other inhalers but a consultant wanted me to stop using it altogether. I now use it probably once a day, which is still too often for my asthma nurse. As long as it makes a difference to my day I shall use it, I struggle otherwise.

My consultant said that I don't respond well to steroids - but had to have a course of Prednisolone this spring and they worked well for me, as they have always done.

I have tried various asthma meds before arriving with the right mix for me. Though things can change over the years and the whole process starts again. It's a very personal thing and I know consultants, doctors etc have favourite treatments, so it can be challenging to access something different to their usual treatment. It took determination to access Eklira Genuair as Spiriva made me feel so poorly and gave me hypertension.

Spiriva and Eklira are LAMA inhalers and were previously only used for the treatment of COPD. But now they're licensed to treat asthma. They are good add ons when the usual combination inhalers are insufficient.

I've only ever had nebs in hospital and respond really well to them. Even the saline nebs were great, which the respiratory team nurse was really surprised with. I would like to have nebs at home as the delivery of meds really suits me but it's against the guidelines that my local NHS Trust uses. One day! 😁

I hope you get a resolution that helps you through this current weather challenge.

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