Spoke to asthma nurse again today as Seratide is helping but is still not controlling my symptoms (been taking it nearly two weeks now). Was using ventolin 4-5 times a day, now 2-3 times a day. So she said to increase my dose from 1 puff twice a day to two puffs twice a day. She said thats a really high dose, and if I don't see an improvement in the next week before I see her next, she'd look at adding another drug, probably a tablet.
I understand this but i'm only on the 125/25, isn't there a stronger dose?
So shouldn't I try higher doses of Seretide before adding another drug?
I've also requested a spacer to see if this helps although she said I have a really good inhaler technique.
Plus I feel a bit of a fraud as although I get the tight chest and SOB 2-3 times a day, I've never had a proper attack and the symptoms only tend to slow me down, not stop me doing things except I've had to slow the running down. So it seems a bit overkill with this amount of medication, especially as there are people whos lifes are limited by their asthma.