life long asthmatic - first time poster here, thought I knew it all about my asthma but am currently confused. I'll try to be brief! My asthma is usually ok and I am a fairly fit and active fortysomething although I have been known to go through ventolins like there is no tommorow ! anyone else do this? Ive been on them for as long as I can remember, and think they can become very addictive (even if its only in my head)
Gp had me on seretide 250 twice a day then added singulair (my asthma is very allergic) On this I was Ok most of the time but still had the odd flare up, saw a consultant recently after an A+E episode, who said singulair was doing me no good (had only been on it a month!) and precribed Spiriva instead as well as upping the seretide 250 to 4 times a day. Cant really say ive noticed any improvement (in fact now the pollen season is in full flow Im getting worse!) Had to see the emergency GP for a neb at the weekend who now says Im overdosing on the seretide and if I need the large steroid dose then I should be on the 500 only twice a day, also said singulair would be good for me and mean taking less antihistamine!
So which one of em would you believe?
I feel generally unwell and moody lately and wonder if all these steroids etc are contributing, my own feeling is to try the singulair again, cut the spriva and have 250 seretide twice a day only - does this make sense as a starting point to getting me back on track? When Im fit and well I honestly feel that I could go without any meds, but realise this isnt the case - just feel like I need to step back and re-evaluate things and my docs just dont have the time to listen to me rambling!
thanks for any advice you can offer.