I'm not dealing well these days with my asthma. I was told by my specialist that I have to live with daily symptoms as they are not considered detrimental as I am on the highest inhaled steroid dose allowed over a long term basis. It's hard as most days I spend my mornings coughing up all of the excess mucous in my lungs that have accumulated over night. Then there are days of asthma symptoms on top of that. I was told to just keep taking reliever medicine, such as my Oxeze to relieve symptoms. I'm taking 1600 ug/day of pulmicort with 3 x puffs of Oxeze 12 ug/day.
I feel tired a lot because of the daily coughing, chest tightness and occasional shortness of breath. My day is busy as it is and I need to be functioning a 100% at work, and these days my boss is complaining about my work as I am not as sharp as I used to be. What happens then is my sleep becomes disrupted because I am way over tired trying to perform as "normal" and then it becomes this crazy vicious cycle of bad sleep due to sheer exhaustion and very little stress tolerance.
I don't know how long I can keep this up. I've been thinking about changing some of my daily activity, so that I"m not dead at the end of every day. Also my weekends are spent doing house cleaning because it has all caught up from the course of the week. And this results in more exhaustion because of trying to catch up on the weekends. I just can't seem to function at the levels I used to . And is this normal? I thought that asthma treatment was supposed to make life functional. Has my asthma gotten so bad? I was also told that there had to be a balance between the side effects of the drugs to the amount of acceptable symptoms. this is hard and not something i"m used to at all.