Just found this site and thought I'd ask a few questions if you don't mind? I know you not doctors but I have so many questions lol
So I'm 35 has asthma since I was two and have always struggled all my life with chest problem i.e. Pneumonia, pluerasy blood clot in lungs etc
For the last 3 years my asthma has been horrendous and they now say I am a brittle asthmatic, I was also told I have bronchiatasis on both lungs 18 months ago.
So I take 25mg day prednisone (steroid dependant) co amoxiclav long term, spiriva inhaler, ventolin inhaler and nebs, singulair, aminophillyne, symbicort, flixotide nebs, quvar inhaler and tiotropium nebs yet I am still always ill, I have been in hospital every months since June last year and have been in itu ventilated 4 times in 3 years. I am always ill always out of breath yet I take so much that don't seem to work and don't seem to get any better? I am under a specialist in Cambridge and all that seems to happen is they change my meds about make me do lots of tests and tell me how bad my lungs are (like I don't already know!!) and that's about as far as I get!!
Obviously being ill has messed my life up completely I have lost my job and am almost house bound and don't see there is any light at the end of the tunnel.
Does anyone else suffer like this? I have two you kids (single parent) and it's hard being so ill and looking after them and also scary at the same time as when I am ill I can't even talk so struggle to call for help.
Will the bronchiatasis go? Or will it just keep getting worse?
Any help or advice would be much appreciated