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Mild, brittle, exercise induced, any old ASTHMA chat welcome in here.

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giraffesCantGoGuising Wed 16-Oct-13 05:29:43

Thought would make a new asthma support thread as we get in to the colder weather. Not had a thread for a while. All welcome - questions, moaning, general chat - anything goes smile

giraffesCantGoGuising Sat 02-Nov-13 21:18:34

My new nebuliser arrived today - it is a pocket one - very teeny and cute! this one if anyone interested. Know a few people at my asthma group have it and love it.

Will use my NHS one in house but this for taking everywhere.

Comfysoft Sun 03-Nov-13 01:15:35

Hello. I am quite a new mild asthmatic. The cold weather seemed to set me off last winter. I have been fine since mid June once all the cold weather disappeared but this past 10 days or so can really feel my breathlessness starting up so have this weekend dug out my preventer.
Looks like my asthma season is under way. Fingers crossed it won't be too bad.

secretscwirrels Sun 03-Nov-13 12:34:10

Another new to this thread. I was diagnosed aged 40, mild allergy induced asthma. I don't wheeze or have attacks but I cough. A lot. Viruses have always been the biggest trigger, a cold sets me back a couple of months at least.
I'm not feeling too good now but it's different. Chest feels tight and I am out of breath very easily.

ShellyF Wed 06-Nov-13 22:05:12

Another newbie here:-)
I have been asthmatic since the age of twelve .
I am currently struggling and am on 8 steroids ,4 antibiotics ,10mg of montelukast ,double dose of seretide and loads of ventolin.I hate the cold weather.

ShellyF Wed 20-Nov-13 07:17:35

Oh dear I truly killed this thread:-(

Scylla Wed 20-Nov-13 10:26:22

smile nothing too dramatic to report here, my peak flow is nearly back to its 250 max after a spell in the low 200s. The recent colder weather has made me wheeze a little. i probably need to have a flu jab.

HoopHopes Wed 20-Nov-13 10:55:04

Hi - I used to be on the old threads, but lost them!
Currently on steroids and antibiotics due to infection and worsening on asthma. Cold weather is not helping, or rather I seem to suffer more from the change of going between hot and cold right now.

giraffesCantSledge Wed 01-Jan-14 07:32:07

Just wanted to share my good news - lung function is up from last time. ENO - exhaled nitric oxide levels are down = a good thing.
FVC - forced vital capacity is highest it has ever been = good thing too!

Currently on -

4 x a day 250 flixotide
4x a day 250 seretide
1x a day spiriva
1x a day 10mg montelukast
1x a day cetirezine
40mg predniselone until the 3rd Jan

Increase cetirezine as required
Piriton as required
Salbutamol 5mg nebules as required
Atrovent nebules as required

No hosp admissions since September! Started Spiriva at that admission and not been in since! Spiriva not actually lisenced for my condition, is usually used for COPD, but I agreed to them trying me on it and seems to be helping. That and them agreeing I can have a new additional relief med for my home nebuliser seems to be keeping me out the hotel de la NHS! Hooray! Long may it continue! smile

giraffesCantSledge Wed 01-Jan-14 07:32:23

Happy new year - here is to a year to less wheezing for us all X

giraffesCantMakeResolutions Mon 20-Jan-14 06:17:02

No sleep last night! None at all. Could maybe fall asleep now but need ot get up at 7 and am too scared will sleep through the alarm so have just made a cuppa and put the lights on. Must be the steroids keeping me up!

I have had a good rest most of the weekend though. And hopefully after work will sleep tonight.

Over weekend have been put on antibiotics and more steroids. As well as pain meds for ribs. And all the usual asthma meds and some extra nebulised meds to help lungs out.

My friend has decided that I am "being daft" to get a B&B room for when I go to my uni course (it is part time, one weekend in 6 is spent full on lectures then the rest is distance learning while I work full time!) but having a weekend as bad as this has made me realise why I need it so much.

I went to the shops yesterday just a short trip to get a few things and was so breathless and exhausted afterwards. I walked round the shop holding on to the trolley for support and having to breathe deeply to get enough air in. Came home and went stright on nebuliser.

On the bright side my cleaner is coming today and I have food in the fridge. So when I get in this evening I plan on eating, then collapsing in my lovely clean and tidy bedroom!

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