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47 and peek flow at 220 highest at 300

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Hello Gordysmit. I don't know much about peak flow meters but wanted to say welcome to the forum. Why not tell us a little about yourself?

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Thanx

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Aortic valve replacement in 2010

And now chronic asthma or copd

Since 2017

Chest infection every winter cold after cold

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Flu shot really important as I have read all that goes in to the flu s hot

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Your peak flow is indevidual to you. And is used as a indication of your lung function. On its own it only tells a small part of the story. If you are feeling realy porly with this result go see your gp, however if this is your normal and you are ok or as ok as you can be with thiese lung conditions then i wouldent worry. But do ask your gp or consultant next time you see them. Welcome to the forum

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This depends on so ma y things height weight gender and age.

I am a small female of 58. My peak flownever above 200

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I'm 5'2" I weigh roughly 8st and my peak flow is 150 😩

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Hello Gordysmit, welcome to the forum. I would agree with most others your figures are a guide line to your doctors as to what is normal for you, but if you are concerned then see your GP. My norm is 250 to 300 so I would not panic at your figures. But in some people this could signal a problem.

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I like you am small and even before COPD was only 250 x

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Mine too ! Last one was 250 and said that was fine. Taking more of my inhalers this month, very wheezy but getting my flu jab tomorrow. Can't wait until Spring please God to get out & about more x

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Hi Gordysmit. It so easy to become paranoid about peak flow reading, I know, I’ve been in that place. I read one of our member say , throw numbers in the bin . How do YOU feel. How true. In my opinion. Oxygen reading is important. Your Asthma Nurse or Doctor will provide that . My PF ranges about 300, and I’m 80 after 40 years of COPD. So cheer up and get on with life

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After calling in to my surgery to ask if I could get some antibiotics for a chest infection, I was informed by a very rude receptionist that I could not get them over the counter ( which I did know ) so I then asked for an urgent appointment . She told me very rudely that she had no appointments that day. I was just about to inform her that I had a heart condition and suffered from chronic asthma so I needed to see the doctor and she very rudely said !!! You will have to go over to the pharmacy and see if they could help me. The receptionist whose name I did not get did not aven offer to look for a later appointment. I felt very angry that she did did not even try to accommodate me. As a result I had to call 111 who got me an appointment the same night within 2 hours off calling them.

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Now with antibiotics and steroids

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And got letter this morning for my pip assessment for 31/1/2018 10:30

Going for meeting on that day

Now phoned them

Now they going to bring it forward to Monday 29/1/18 at 10:20

But last year they come out to me now

I am going to see them about 10 miles away

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Now on about 15 tablets a day and 4 time Fostair

Up to 20 times Aday blue puffer

Ok sat down but keep coffing and breathless

When I move about

And chest infection all winter months

Never mind if I pass

I pass if not I will just get more depressed

I am 46

47 in 10 days time

Can’t sleep all way tied and feel unwill and down

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Hi been in the same place myself this winter

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