Hi. I am a newly diagnosed COPD sufferer, with lifelong asthma and hayfever. So for years I have been struggling with year long allergies. I have been taking ventolin, reliever inhalers and antihistamines since childhood (aged 54 now). I have water retention, so I take bendroflumeziade and have done for best part of 15 years. I have been on steroids and Ab on and off for the past 9 months, to the point of my bones thinning. I went to the GP yesterday and was given yet another medication for my allergies Montelukast.....if I jump, I am sure I will rattle!
It has been a frightening few months to the point where I am practically on my last warning at work for time off sick, depressed and tired. I have an appointment with Occupational Health tomorrow and will keep you updated with the outcome. Options are retire due to ill health or redeployment. For the first time in months, I actually feel OK today, tomorrow I may feel different. I dont know if it is the extra new med re: allergies or what, but I was at work and felt like i had a turbo charger stuck up my you know where. There was no stopping me!
Let me shut up now and give someone else a chance. I am glad for thesse forums because now I know, I am not the only person going through what I am going through. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas