Hi all hope you’re doing well. Been for my first appointment with the asthma nurse to check inhaler technique etc, she was very nice. The way she way talking was that she classed me as having a diagnosis of asthma and asked about symptoms/triggers.
She read that the gp had suspected it a few weeks ago when I went for persistent shortness of breath and said I had a good response to ventolin with my peak flow and symptoms but ...I think the peak flow didn’t increase that much as what it would an asthmatic...Was around 30/40 litres after inhaler.
I have been on a prednisolone for a week (3 1/2 weeks ago) then the clenil 100 x 2 puffs twice a day for about 2 1/2 weeks, I generally feel like I am getting better now, still have odd days of symptoms so take the ventolin a few times per week.
No mention of any future definitive lung function tests to define asthma (due to pandemic which I understand) but I did mention that I haven’t been right since Covid-19 in May. I have been instructed to keep taking the clenil for now.
I don’t really know what I’m asking lol, just that I’m not going to do any harm by taking the daily steroids long term? As the GP and nurse seem like they are happy with my progress on the so far. (I didn’t take the peak flow chart to the nurse I forgot but she was asking about symptoms). I said yes to dust, smoke, areosols making me cough and she said that will be your asthma but I said it’s because I breathe through my mouth (always have) so I think it’s just because of that, not asthma, it’s confusing isn’t it When you don’t know everything 🙈
Oh well I will get there it’s a learning curve isn’t it! LeiLey x