not a good combination. A few weeks ago in the press there was a lot of interest in the story surrounding the UK inhaler group Vectura and Philip Morris International. Philip Morris International is one of the largest if not the largest tobacco company in the world. Vectura is a pharmaceutical company in the UK… Continue reading Inhaler industry + tobacco industry= ……
I have written before about my disgust of the way inhalers and asthma are portrayed in the media. I wish I could wave a magic wand and it would all be corrected so that it was not just the geeky fat kids showed with asthma but anyone could have asthma, and also the way inhalers… Continue reading Changing the way inhalers are used in the media.
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?
Last year the law changed which allowed schools to keep inhalers for emergencies in school much like an epicene etc. Until then an asthmatic child had to have their own individual named and prescribed inhaler which was carried on their person or kept under lock and key- something which is not useful in an emergency… Continue reading Inhalers in Schools
I read an article recently which challenged my thoughts on modern medicine and how I have become totally reliant on pharmaceutical products. I am so thankful for all the developments in medicine and where medication is now. Everyday I take a concoction of medication and far too many for someone in their late twenties almost… Continue reading Pharmaceutically Enhanced!
For the longest time I have been willing for the day when I really feel like I am starting to get better and have my life back. I guess just going back to the "normal" me. I always thought they day would come when a cure for asthma was found or my consultant tried a… Continue reading Dreams are perhaps coming true!
Part of having Brittle Asthma means quite a strict daily medication regime but also the constant quest for the magic inhaler, pill or nebuliser which might just be life changing or not even life changing but give you that bit more freedom and better quality of life. A common theme between brittle asthmatics when first… Continue reading What I take and what it all does!
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…
This is what I started to struggle with. I found I was making errors taking my tablets. I would take extra of some and not enough of others or vice versa. This caused me to get very ill when I became toxic as I was out with the therapeutic level for one of my drugs.… Continue reading When the drugs all get to much and mistakes happen.
This is something that I wouldn't say bugs me but it is a gripe. When I go to have my asthma review with my health centre (which I think is a waste of time- because not wanting to be big headed but I end up teaching them more about asthma than they tell me!!!) But to the point. They always tick… Continue reading Inhaler Technique