1 in 20 people with asthma have severe asthma

Your severe asthma stories

Inspiring stories from people with severe asthma

Dealing with side effects

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Callie-Anne

“When it comes to sex we’ve learned to just roll with it and not let my severe asthma get in the way.”

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Julia Kerr

"I want to give back to Asthma UK because I get so much from them."

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Jenny Negus

"The asthma action plan helped me keep on top of my severe asthma."

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Working with the NHS

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Nichola Duane

"My consultant is always looking into ways my treatment can be improved."

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Peter Naylor

“It took a while to work with my GP to find the right combination of medicines.”

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Michael Keenan

"Bronchial thermoplasty helped my severe asthma."

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Exercise

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Fern Bowkett

"Although people might not realise it, asthma can kill, or take over your entire life."

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Kate Harris

"Staying well with my asthma can take up a lot of my time, energy and all of my strength."

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Work and study

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Rachael Kent

“Severe asthma cost me the job I loved.”

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Fern Bowkett

"Although people might not realise it, asthma can kill, or take over your entire life."

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Rachael Kent

“Severe asthma cost me the job I loved.”

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Julie Sharp

“My asthma’s not always taken seriously because I don’t wheeze.”

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Vickie Taylor

"I felt angry and like no-one was listening to me. It made me question whether it was my fault."

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Keeping well

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Kate Harris

"Staying well with my asthma can take up a lot of my time, energy and all of my strength."

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Nichola Duane

"My consultant is always looking into ways my treatment can be improved."

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Abi Bettle

"Knowing your triggers and capabilities makes life easier."

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Treatments

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Peter Naylor

“It took a while to work with my GP to find the right combination of medicines.”

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Abi Bettle

"Knowing your triggers and capabilities makes life easier."

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Michael Keenan

"Bronchial thermoplasty helped my severe asthma."

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Fiona and Jack

“I shared photos online to show what it’s like to have a child with severe asthma”

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Callie-Anne

“When it comes to sex we’ve learned to just roll with it and not let my severe asthma get in the way.”

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Julie Sharp

“My asthma’s not always taken seriously because I don’t wheeze.”

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Volunteering

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Celena Dell

"People with severe asthma and their families can definitely benefit from specialist care."

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Julia Kerr

"I want to give back to Asthma UK because I get so much from them."

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