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?

Inhalers in Schools

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

Pharmaceutically Enhanced!

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!

Dreams are perhaps coming true!

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!

What I take and what it all does!

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!

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…

When the drugs all get to much and mistakes happen.

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.