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Dianalynch

That’s great you seem to have an answer, if it gets worse or you find it hard to breathe in the meantime, as the meds will take a while to kick in, get thee to emergency.

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born.a.girl

Interesting that others are also experiencing asthma after not experiencing it for years. I'm hoping to see an improvement but the doctor did say it would take a while.

 

Thanks everyone

 

Daughter was actually taking Symbicort permanently, and ventolin where necessary. Those two combined haven't been enough and she's now got a different preventer plus the steroid tablets.

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MoreCoffeePlease

I had similar 2 years ago and it was allergic asthma. It lasted about 6 months then just disappeared.

I was given a preventive and ventolin

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Silverstreak

Just read this thread and popping in to say, as it's asthma, consider also getting a referral to a respiratory specialist. I see one every six months and they review my medication and check my lung function through breathing tests.

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born.a.girl

Just read this thread and popping in to say, as it's asthma, consider also getting a referral to a respiratory specialist. I see one every six months and they review my medication and check my lung function through breathing tests.

 

Have you had that 'challenge' one? Didn't enjoy that.

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MooGuru

 

 

Daughter was actually taking Symbicort permanently, and ventolin where necessary. Those two combined haven't been enough and she's now got a different preventer plus the steroid tablets.

 

Can I ask what the different preventer is?

 

Another person with asthma starting to flare as well.

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Silverstreak

Have you had that 'challenge' one? Didn't enjoy that.

 

Not sure, I generally get a spirometry? I breathe out quickly into a tube, with a clip on my nose and they chart how I'm going.

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born.a.girl

Can I ask what the different preventer is?

 

Another person with asthma starting to flare as well.

 

 

Sorry, just asked her and I misunderstood.

 

She's on Symbicort still, plus Prednisone temporarily.

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born.a.girl

Not sure, I generally get a spirometry? I breathe out quickly into a tube, with a clip on my nose and they chart how I'm going.

 

 

Actually I don't think my daughter's had what I had either. It was to actually test to see if I still had asthma when I had a chronic cough (which eventually disappeared once I started Thyroxine).

 

They keep giving you inhalations of something or other to test your response to it. The point at which they have to stop is how they measure how bad your asthma is, even if it's not evident at the time. You then get ventolin so you can breath properly again. I don't think it would be necessary for someone with evident asthma.

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Silverstreak

Ah yep I think my testing is a little different.

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born.a.girl

Ah yep I think my testing is a little different.

 

I realised later yours is probably more like my daughter's.

 

Mine was more for someone with no active asthma, to see what levels of irritants it takes to trigger it, and how much it triggers it, so they can give it a 'rating'.

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