When sheilding originally started my asthma was well controlled, my son was sheilding(cystic fibrosis) gp sent me a sheilding letter as his primary carer(he just printed it.
End of may my asthma flared(quite usual) I was given 2 or 3 courses of steroids from GP, 1 from out of hours. Had 2 trips to A&E 1 with another course and a magnesium infusion. Still didnt clear so gp sent me back to hospital, another lot of magnesium, 2 days on oxygen, 3 days of nebs then sent home with a 14 day steroid course and a good wean. Still needed another short course with wean after that but back under control now.
When i was in A&E the second time i was due back at work a few days later( they had allowed the those just vunerable to stay off until covid measures were in place) i work at an opticians. I called the gp the next day to request a sick note, they refused and said i was to sheild and sent me another letter.
This time round work assumed i was sheilding and sent me home but ive still not had the letter, also didnt get the october one that my son had. Ive managed to only speak to gp receptionist who says the would have added me to sheilding list and that i will get a letter. Work have asked to see it and im really worried. Saying that i originally requested to keep working as my asthma is better controoled but they wont allow it.
my regular medication is a mart regime with symbicort 200/6 twice morning and evening, montelukast and beconase. Only use as a releiver a few times a week or after exercise or walking if its vwry cold out.
Have the surgery given me wrong advice and if not how do i get a sheilding letter.
Im not under specialist but had a letter saying i should have breathing test but im on a long list thanks to covid. Ive requested a refferal before as its quite normal for my asthma to be stuborn, gp always uses my cf gene carrier status as an excuse 😂