Me23 minutes ago
Hi I am new to this, I have been diagnosed by the snr nurse as having severe persistent asthma stage 4. The nurse the day before I saw said i was at brittle asthma stage, I was taken off my normal inhalers Clenil which the doctor had increased to 1,500 mgs per day and salmeterol but still on montilukast tablets, changing to flutiform 125 with two combined steroids I think? Then last sunday I went to A&E, I have been a number of times over the years and at the drop in centres and have always been put on a nebuliser. Recently the nurse and doctor told me that if I went to A&E they dont give nebulizers any more it's just a spaser with an inhaler, to be honest from then on I have always used my spacer with my salbutomol inhaler at home, usually recovering within around 3 days (shattered). This weekend I was feeling very ill and no matter what I did through out the night did not ease my breathing. So I went to A&E they gave me two nebulizers, salbutomol and atravent, chest xray and started me on steroid tablets and antibiotics. I contacted the doctors this morning and they wasn't aware that my asthma was severe persistent asthma. I work full time and my job is very stressful increasing my asthma attacks, to reduce this i take 2 floxatine per day. I am in the process of filling in the forms for PIP please can you advise me what to do. I also have a disability of dyslexia so sorry about the spelling and grammar. It was hard enough to admit the dyslexia after so many years. Now I have to admit I am feeling helpless about the effects my asthma is having on me. there is only so much you can do to cover up the 'NOT BEING ABLE TO BREATH LARK' isn't there! Please can you help.