I'm currently on Seretide (125) 2 puffs twice a day, Montelukast 10mg and Salbutamol when required.
One of the worst triggers for me is getting colds. I've tried doubling the Seretide or just using a separate Flixotide inhaler to increase the steroid component but I still run into problems. I don't have a written plan although I've asked for one quite a few times.
In 2010 I had 4 rescue courses of Pred in 7 months, only one course in 2011 and have just had the first course of 2012.
I wonder if it's worth asking for a few days of Pred to keep at home, start when I get a problem and then ring the GP ASAP for a review.
What do you think? Do any of you do this? Does it work well?