I had totally forgotten about this site until yesterday when I took my 6 yr old for his usual hospital check up. After going quite literally purple in the face (me) tyring to explain to this registar how bad my sons asthma actually is and her mis typed letter to our GP resulted in him being refused his medication a few weeks ago. She finally agreed (reluctantly) that it probably isn't under control after all. Sorry but you have no idea what I have been through with his medication recently. Anyway to cut a long story short she has given him Symbicort its a powder inhaler and replaces his brown one. Thing is she never really said much about it. She has also given us a peak flow wotsit but no indication as to what he should be at. I have made an appointment with our GP for next week but was wondering in the meantime does anyone know much about this stuff?