I have gone back to taking my meds for a while now, have had a review with the asthma nurse, and a flu jab - except, that when I have a severe attack (this happens regularly), my reliever hardly touches me. However, the other day I had a particularly bad one, my reliever wasn't helping, but a friend I was with had a 200mcg salbutamol accuhaler - in my ""i'll do anything"" frame of mind, I tried this inhaler - and it did just the job at taking the edge off my attack so that I could use a spacer neb-style and get rid of it more-or-less completely.
Is this type of inhaler common enough? Does anyone here use it? I would think that during these attacks it would be more sensible for me to have a stronger reliever, as even in not-so-severe attacks my normal 100mcg ventolin works inefficiently for an hour at most or not at all... Are there any specific symptoms you have to display in order to be prescribed one, or just be really severe?
I'm sorry this post is a little muddled, I'm half asleep :S