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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2010-11-05 01:35 pm

Flu Receding

I'm definitely past the worst.  My body temperature is stabilising now.  No hot or cold sweats today.  Still very tired, but more able to move about the house.

The asthma is holding steady (but only because I'm taking max salmeterol and the steroid tablets).  I'm not needing to top up with ventolin today, which is good.  I took so much yesterday that I was getting tremors from it.  I'm almost shaking from the salmeterol alone, but not quite.

I'll keep taking the steroids until I the asthma is stable on half the salmeterol dose I'm taking at present.  (Or the tablets run out.  I've only enough for a four day course, but that should be enough)

Modern medicine may have some problems with side effects, but by Golly, that's massively better than being collapsed on the floor unable to breathe.
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[personal profile] kalypso 2010-11-05 01:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad to hear it's a bit better, and hope the progress continues.
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[personal profile] mrs_tribble 2010-11-05 02:19 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm so glad you're feeling better :)

[identity profile] ssirienna.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 06:09 pm (UTC)(link)

Take care of yourself Judith - that sounds dreadful
(sending lots of virtual chicken soup!!)

Touch wood (head) thanks to my seretide inhaler, I haven't had an attack for well over 10 years ... in fact, I don't think I've had an attack for almost 20!

Miserable though - I remember that VIVADLY!
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[identity profile] watervole.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 06:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Seretide - a combined salmeterol/steroid. I can take the salmeterol, but sadly not the steroid. Pity, because it really is an excellent combination.

[identity profile] ssirienna.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 06:20 pm (UTC)(link)
It is indeed!
Hope you feel better soon

[identity profile] vjezkova.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 06:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Great!You are a real "fighter" but still, it was nasty, wasn´t it?
About ventolin - with surprisingly fogless days and (so far!!!) minimum inversion here in the south, I only used mine twice!

[identity profile] valydiarosada.livejournal.com 2010-11-05 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Glad you seem to be over the worst. I hope this continues.

Take care of yourself.


[identity profile] decemberleaf.livejournal.com 2010-11-06 05:30 pm (UTC)(link)

Massively better.

[identity profile] pennski.livejournal.com 2010-11-07 06:12 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh ouch! Do continue to take care of yourself.

I was telling my boss the other day about how asthma meds offer this choice "You can have all these side-effects and be able to breathe. Or not. Your choice".

I'm currently enjoying my one positive side effect of the seretide - my hair is really thick and glossy. My hairdresser couldn't believe it!