Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Foxy » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:11 pm

Lady Murasaki wrote:
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Have you tried camphor? It is the newest essential oil I am obsessed with...Got a camphor air diffuser in my office... :laughing:


No, I've heard it helps as a disinfectant and with libido :gigglesnshit:
What does it smell of?


It smells like Vicks... :pmsl: :pmsl:

I foresee a discussion about what came first chicken or egg kind...vicks or camphor... :gigglesnshit:

It's not for everyone...I am intoxicated by it..OH hates it... She says it feels like a Hindu temple atmosphere... :ooer:


The thing I don’t like about Vicks is the smell lingers for days after you’ve used it. If you like the smell that’s fine but I equate it with feeling ill so I’d rather not smell it when I don’t need to.


Same here, like the smell of deep heat, it's great at soothing those muscular pains but the stink! Is that methanol, eucalyptus or camphor?


I remember spraying Deep Heat on my back in the bathroom after a hot bath. I don't know what it was - mixing with the steam or whatever - but I managed to breathe it in. Result a huge asthma attack and rash all over my body. I'm a bit more careful with it now.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Nucks » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:18 pm

Foxy wrote:I remember spraying Deep Heat on my back in the bathroom after a hot bath. I don't know what it was - mixing with the steam or whatever - but I managed to breathe it in. Result a huge asthma attack and rash all over my body. I'm a bit more careful with it now.


I had what I think was an allergic reaction to it once. My legs were aching so I sprayed some on them and they itched and burned like a bitch all night. Had a rash as well.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Major » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:54 pm

Ask to be sent to hospital to see a specialist consultant, he may then see the light when he considers the economics of your request.

Will your pharmacist sell you one?????

My old GP would give me anything but he left and the new one was OKish but a different breed, a new breed is taught different.

I have moved to another area now and this lot seem good, finguz crossed.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Lady Murasaki » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:27 am

Foxy wrote:
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The thing I don’t like about Vicks is the smell lingers for days after you’ve used it. If you like the smell that’s fine but I equate it with feeling ill so I’d rather not smell it when I don’t need to.


Same here, like the smell of deep heat, it's great at soothing those muscular pains but the stink! Is that methanol, eucalyptus or camphor?


I remember spraying Deep Heat on my back in the bathroom after a hot bath. I don't know what it was - mixing with the steam or whatever - but I managed to breathe it in. Result a huge asthma attack and rash all over my body. I'm a bit more careful with it now.


You have to be careful using it in the bath/shower, it's a double whammy with the heat. I find its a perfect combination to cure away any serious aches or pains but I don't have any breathing issues so I can handle the temporary burning sensation. Don't do it if you have asthma. :ohshi:
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Nucks » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:57 am

Major wrote:Ask to be sent to hospital to see a specialist consultant, he may then see the light when he considers the economics of your request.

Will your pharmacist sell you one?????

My old GP would give me anything but he left and the new one was OKish but a different breed, a new breed is taught different.

I have moved to another area now and this lot seem good, finguz crossed.


Hi Major. I did end up getting one from an online pharmacy, you might not have seen my post.

Perhaps these newer dr’s have been asked to cut back on unnecessary expenses, mine probably felt prescribing an inhaler to me was unnecessary.

I’ve had a minor underlying cough for most of my life, so when I get a cold or chest infection, I ‘feel’ like I have asthma and find it hard to catch my breath / easily winded. If I had to pinpoint a likely cause I’d say growing up in a house where one parent was a heavy smoker contributed to it.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Major » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:30 pm

My old mate had asthma bad, they eventually controlled it but I can remember him having sprays all over the place 3 different ones, dunno remember what the other 2 were for.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Nucks » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:17 pm

Major wrote:My old mate had asthma bad, they eventually controlled it but I can remember him having sprays all over the place 3 different ones, dunno remember what the other 2 were for.


The blue one I have is ventolin, or salbutamol, which is used if you feel wheezy all of a sudden. There’s a brown (or possibly orange) one which is used by people with chronic asthma as a preventative inhaler, like a daily thing I think. Not sure about other types, someone here is undoubtably more knowledgeable than me. I imagine those with serious asthma have multiple inhalers as they are potentially life saving.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Gabby » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:30 pm

Ventolin inhalers with certain batch numbers are being recalled at present as they are faulty...

https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/n ... aign=media
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Guest » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:29 am

Major wrote:Ask to be sent to hospital to see a specialist consultant, he may then see the light when he considers the economics of your request.

Will your pharmacist sell you one?????

My old GP would give me anything but he left and the new one was OKish but a different breed, a new breed is taught different.

I have moved to another area now and this lot seem good, finguz crossed.


a gp doesn't have to refer a patient, you ought to know that.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Nucks » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:18 am

Poca wrote:Ventolin inhalers with certain batch numbers are being recalled at present as they are faulty...

https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/n ... aign=media


Thanks Poca. :smilin: Just checked mine and it’s not on that list.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Gabby » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:44 pm

Nucks wrote:
Poca wrote:Ventolin inhalers with certain batch numbers are being recalled at present as they are faulty...

https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/n ... aign=media


Thanks Poca. :smilin: Just checked mine and it’s not on that list.


:thumbsup: ..... mine neither, mine’s the Evohaler not the Accuhaler :smilin:
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Major » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:59 am

Faulty medication, we do not know what we are taking
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby nicko 1 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:08 pm

To see a Specialist you have to be referred by a Doctor, even if paying private !
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Rolluplostinspace » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:00 pm

nicko 1 wrote:To see a Specialist you have to be referred by a Doctor, even if paying private !

Not in my experience.
Once referred I can phone the secretary have a chat and arrange an appointent and I'm not talking private.
It might be a recent change.
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Re: Asthma, inhalers, and GPs

Postby Major » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:00 pm

Went private,was given a one off, single item script upon discharge, went to chemist was charged £86, paid it.
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