Finally I have a formal diagnosis of spontaneous idiopathic urticaria for the allergic type symptoms I have been experiencing and unable to control despite multiple different types of anti histamines, anti leukotriene receptors, histamine-1 blockers and oral corticosteroids. The outbreaks of hives and associated itching as well as angioedema can often be debilitating and leave… Continue reading Spontaneous Idiopathic Urticaria
Is severe asthma different to asthma?
In my last blog post I mentioned how I met some other people with severe asthma at a BLF-AUK event where we had a conversation about asthma and severe asthma. It may have the same mechanisms in that it is a condition where the airways become inflamed and irritated causing difficulty breathing but here ends… Continue reading Is severe asthma different to asthma?
Severe asthma- family and friends misconceptions.
I was asked to write this blog post by Asthma UK as their report about severe and difficult asthma has just been published and the statistics are shocking. Asthma is not taken seriously or respected, some people don't take their medication as they are meant to for a variety of reasons but this can be… Continue reading Severe asthma- family and friends misconceptions.
Botched asthma diagnosis…
Nothing like the sun newspaper to come up with a good headline: I may not be totally accurate in my view that for a long time asthma was a bit of a buzz word within the medical world. From reading and talking to different people it appeared that often people would go to their… Continue reading Botched asthma diagnosis…