And what does severe asthma look like? Does having severe asthma look like this? Is this what severe asthma looks like? In all the photos above I have severe asthma (some of them are a lot older than others). In the top photos it doesn't look like there is anything wrong with me but the… Continue reading What is severe asthma really??
Being honest about struggling with my health.
I haven't written a blog post in quite a while now. I have started plenty but have not had the concentration to write a full post and have it in a state where it is ready to be posted. While I never proof read my posts I do like to make sure that there are… Continue reading Being honest about struggling with my health.
Medication vs Body Image
Are we ever happy with how we look? As a species it seems we are always looking for ways to improve our bodies wether it is our weight, physique, hair you name it there is probably a method out there to help you try and achieve what you are looking for. Even if you think… Continue reading Medication vs Body Image
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?
One of the more unusual side effects of prednisilone
or at least we think it is. Otherwise it is just my body being weirder then it already is. After over a decade of being on oral steroids I thought I had come across most of the side effects. I have not experienced all of them but have heard of them or at least I… Continue reading One of the more unusual side effects of prednisilone
Cold to chest infection to….
Getting a cold to many is an inconvenience. To a severe asthmatic getting a cold fills you with dread because generally our lungs are fantastic hosts to cold bugs leaving us with rip roaring chest infections. During the winter months you cant avoid the common cold, well you could but that would mean you become… Continue reading Cold to chest infection to….
We need to stop Mepolizumab
Under a month ago I was writing about how I had been a year on mepolizumab. The drug that I thought was going to be my wonder drug and make my asthma easy to control or so I thought. You can read the post here. Part of me wonders did I know deep down that… Continue reading We need to stop Mepolizumab
No-one is immune from a near fatal asthma attack.
Once again asthma has been in the press for all the wrong reasons. Despite the National Review of Asthma Deaths (NRAD) in 2014 it appears nothing has got much better. It was announced that asthma deaths in England and Wales (Scotland was not mentioned) are at their highest in over a decade. Over the years… Continue reading No-one is immune from a near fatal asthma attack.
The gift that keeps on giving!!
Many on long term oral prednisolone will be familiar with the saying that it is the gift that keeps on giving. It is the one medication that gives those who are taking it life but also results in many secondary conditions resulting due to the side effects and the prolonged side effects. I have written… Continue reading The gift that keeps on giving!!
Coping with allergic reactions
I have written a lot about my allergies and how the affect me. Being allergic to salicylic acid is a nightmare. It is in everything from fruit and veg to toothpaste. I have been salicylate free for a good 10 or so years now. On days where my asthma is not too bad I can… Continue reading Coping with allergic reactions