Hey everyone, I’m not sure I’m posting it in the right place. But I need a little rant and I figured you guys would understand.
So I’m 30. I’ve had asthma since I was 5. A few asthma attacks in my younger years, last one was around age 22.
I’m an army wife so as such I move frequently. Which is a nightmare medication wise. In the summer I moved to Stafford, set up my GP and I’ve had nothing but grief since. I had my asthma review in November where by they informed me I was taking too much salbutamol. (Approx 1 inhaler per 4 weeks, sometimes less sometimes a little more) this is normal for my asthma and depending on the seasons and sickness.
Apparently they expect me to use less of my Inhaler. Whilst being allergic to all the usuals (nuts, cats, dogs, dust,pollen) and loose weight. Which also stresses my asthma out too.
I’ve gone from bimbling around within 5 minutes from my home. To walking roughly 6-7 miles a day taking my children to school. All whilst living in a house where the previous people had cats.
I feel like what they want from me is nothing short of a miricle and I’m so frustrated at explaining this to them and they don’t seem to be listening.
My blue inhaler is about to run out, and I am genuinely worried about asking for a repeat for fear of getting even more grief.
I know it’s their job to help improve my asthma. But I feel like they should be more understanding. As asthma rules your entire life and when your “support” is getting at you where do you get support?
I’m tempted to move to another gp. But honestly after reading some of the posts on here I’m not sure that will help.
I’m not sure why I’m writing this. Other than none of my family understand as they don’t have asthma, they don’t know what it’s like and you guys probably will.