Posted on 15/04/2020 11:35
@Healthiswealth Hello Claire, I understand your worries, especially for your son and the fact that you're working on the front lines! I'm obviously not a doctor so I don't know if you can shield. Have you asked your employers for advice? If you do end up working, I'd say try to remove the clothes you wear to work before you enter the house when you get home and wash them straight away. And try to shower as soon as you can too. That may help avoid bringing it home with you. Wishing you the best, try to stay safe as best you can! xx
@Gill04 My goodness, I'm sorry you're going through all that. I hope your boss and employers will be more understanding!
I'm not sure this will help anyone, as there seems to just be a general lack of information for us with asthma out there, but Asthma UK has a helpline set up where you can speak with an asthma expert nurse: 0300 222 5800. And they've set up an information page here: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/
Stay safe everyone! xx
Posted on 15/04/2020 12:15
@carolineF Hi Caroline,
Thanks, I appreciate your advice. I'm using Asthma UK what's app service, their advice is second to none.
Posted on 16/04/2020 13:53
Ive got asthma but controlled at the moment
Posted on 16/04/2020 22:08
Posted on 17/04/2020 04:13
@Courtney_J hi haven’t updated in Little while I’m still on antibiotics Of doxycycline and cefalexin and prednisolone steroids for this infection asthma symptoms have improved but went few days of being very breathless Ventolin inhaler Symbicort inhaler spiriva resprimat ,montelukast ,carbocisteine are medication am on at min this is a long hard infection and at times I have been ready to give up emotionally been very draining but at last am starting to feel better dr said that covid19 can take a while to get over and the effect on your chest can take even longer something I must add I have never been tested in the whole 5 weeks of being in Ill have had paramedics out to my home I have been taken from gp surgery by ambulance and admitted to a and e and still no test although all agree I was symptomatic although I do believe my asthma exasperation and symptoms could make a diagnosis difficult I have been left not really knowing if I was infected or if it was just pneumonia never thought I would say just pneumonia I have now put myself in shielding and as I had not received a letter I added myself to the shielding list on the direct gov sight I also informed my gp that I had done this due to the amount of steroids and now the montekulast dr agreed that I should be shielding and has advised me to wait for letter and not return to work I also work in care sector luckily for me my manager and company have been totally understanding and are waiting for my shielding letter so that my update so far it’s been a long 32 days of feeling like crap and fighting this infection being scared and an emotional wreck but starting to feel like I’m coming through whatever it was that was wrong with me.
sorry for very long post 🌈
Posted on 17/04/2020 11:27
@Trcy72 , Gosh you've been though an Awful time. I hope you feel better soon. I would ask to be tested at least then you'd know if you would have some immunity against it.
Posted on 17/04/2020 13:51
@Trcy72 Hello Trcy72, thank you for keeping us updated! I'm glad to hear that you're doing a bit better and that you've taken measures to protect yourself! That's wonderful that your employers are being understanding, I think many are having trouble with that, especially in the care and critical sectors. Take care of yourself!
I hope you're still doing well, please don't hesitate to share how you are doing here!
Posted on 17/04/2020 22:33
@Healthiswealth I’m going to ask for the antibodie test and then will know for sure but at least I’m getting better there are those out there who have not been so lucky I’m just grateful I’m getting there now x
Posted on 18/04/2020 09:31
@Gill04 I have unfortunately had no choice but to return to work. I am not happy about it but have no choice so I have raised my antibacterial cleaning of my hands, my desk, my car and basically everything I use or touch for work is cleaned.
Posted on 19/04/2020 19:55
Someone has mentioned about asking Antibody Test. Just to say I will not be asking about Test. Reason and this is from a friend who she is also a Scientist, having sent me a video shown the destruction that "Antibodies" can cause as may not distinguish between both good and bad antibodies?
Especially like myself have severe lung infections from my Chronic asthma, which apparently has reached Stage 2? Because I am not able to have "Breathing Tests" according to my Professor as would affect my Aortic aneurysm and breathing. I never knew was in fact such as Stage 2?
Any further information regarding such a Stage would be grateful. Especially someone experiences a similar condition? Which not only doubled my Steroid dosage and in addition to that and of course Ventolin. Added were both Respimat and Beconase inhalers.