After spending a while with my head in the clouds about asthma which has resulted in my already having 2 courses of Pred so far in August (and my 3rd course of 2010) I'm now getting to grips with taking my Seretide everyday and keeping a peak flow diary.
I've noticed on bright dry days that I feel, and sound like I have a cold, chest tightness, with a sore throat to match - do you think this is related to pollen? I've tried some Loratidine which I got from the chemist, but this didn't help but did make me sleep well! I've also noticed that on these days my evening peak flow is worse than the morning reading. I've also been to the gym and swam today; took my inhaler before hand but still felt a bit tight
I've got an appointment next week with the asthma nurse so that my baseline control when I'm on medications can be assessed (and also because I'd like a self management plan!)
Does this sound like Pollen is a problem for me (strange because I didn't think the pollen count was very high) and what treatments are on offer to help?