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Hi can anyone help,

my asthma has been particularly bad and i have not been able to have much control the last few months, recently i am becoming more wheezy and coughing. I currently have a symbicort inhaler 200/6 one in the morning and again at night, i also have a ventolin one which i can use should the symbicort not take effect.

I have used the ventolin at least 2 times since the weekend, i am currently waiting for an appointment at the respiratory clinic at hospital as my Dr advised this due to being given 3 lots of steroids within 5 weeks. I have also had 2 chest infections which has left lasting damage in my lungs.

I am struggling to control and maintain this, according to my last letter i may not been seen by the hospital before 18 weeks (currently the nhs waiting time)

Any advice?


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  • Posted

    Hi ,I to am asthmatic ,my preventer inhaler is seratide and tiotropium ,

    but I use my blue ventalin inhaler twice in the morning and twice at night ,and as and when I need to during the day sometimes 4/5/6 times especially now due hay fever .maybe your the same ,

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      Funny you should mention Hayfever this morning i am terrible, runny nose, itchy eyes the works.

      I'm permenantly attached to my ventolin as well at the moment they go everywhere with me as the slightest thing can trigger me off.

      Just an addition does fumes from paint trigger anything for anyone?

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      Hi again ,,,,,paint is a no no at our house ,we recently had our hall and stairs decorated but just emulsion NO GLOSS ,our doors are plastic coated so no need to paint them ,sadly the skirting boards look rather tired but I daren't have them done ,,,,I go to my sisters for a coffee after church on a Sunday ,but she sa big lover of decorating and when she's doing any painting she  rings  me to say don't come ,my daughter bought an old house to do up ,sadly due to all the dust and painting that was going on I never went over to see it for months,,,,,paint is a DEFINATELY NO NO for me, 
    • Posted

      Hi thats also interesting, its finding my triggers and while we are having redocration works done where i work its giving my asthma grief, i have my doors open to allow air in which is helping.

      I am hoping i get an appointment soon at the hosiptal as my asthma nurse only has limited options and they want to rule out anything serious rolleyes

      Seems everything wants to play up today including my back pain which has now disrupted me at work, hurts like mad now.

    • Posted

      We must be health twins ,,I've been in bed over a week now with a bad back ,it's a pulled muscle I think ,pains shooting down my legs ,I've been told to sit  no longer than twenty minutes at a time  then walk about ,hope you feel better soon ,and use your inhalers ,you could also ask your GP for a possible referral to a pulmary rehab courses ,they are run specialist nurses ,and I've found the course beneficial,it's basic excersises to help with  breathing ,and education about your condition and medication ,it's good because the nurse specialists have more time to listen to your needs .best wishes,
    • Posted

      we must be smile

      I will certainly look into that part.

      Me too thanks, Hope your better soon too smile

      Take care.

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