I'm at the end of my teather..…
I'm constantly coughing, bringing up phlegm its embarrassing!
I'm 35 I've worked all of my life up until July last year after being forced to resign due to some days being unable to leave my home!
I wake up 3-4 times a night coughing up phlegm until I have nothing left! I've had scans and was at first told it looked like bronchiectasis by one doctor then I was sent for another ct scan only to be told it's bronchial wall thickening but not. Consistent with bronchiectasis!!! I was a size 12 when I got married in 2013 now due to constant steroids and being housebound a lot I'm a size 22 and my doctor says " if you lose weight that may help" I'm at my wits end as this is what was said to me when I last went to see a specialist at the hospital oh and he also said after listening to my chest " oh yes you definitely have asthma" yeah thanks for that dr I've known this since I was 6 years old!!! So to clarify
I've put on weight with the constant steroids they have given me as they cannot control my breathing with my asthma
Only to be told when sent to a specialist you need to lose weight as that won't help and oh yeah you have asthma! And so he said I'm going to put you on a new inhaler I felt excited
I was currently on
He said he would take me off spiriva and the serevent and give me one joint inhaler that's exactly the same as those two anyway just combined in one! Flutiform!
So I left being told I'm obese, that I should lose weight and this will help ( as I defiantly have asthma he said) and when he gave me a little bit of hope this was taken away when he said it is just a combination of 2 I'm already on!
I have a young daughter I just want my life back but feel like they are just pushing me from pillar to post! I'm seriously st my wits end when I do leave the house I have severe attacks and feel embarrassed and it obviously upsets my daughter