Hi - I am new to the forum after lurking for a while. Was suffering from bad leg cramps and have followed the advice to eat more bananas which seems to be helping.
I developed asthma about 20 years ago when I was about 40. So far it has not caused me too much bother but recently it has been slightly out of control following what the doctor thinks was a chest infection. I am on Symbicort Turbohaler 400/12 and my doctor has increased my dosage to 4 inhalations in the morning and evening + two inhalations of Brycanil four times per day and also as required. This is sort of keeping me under control however my PF is only averaging 370 down from 500.
I read on one of the recent topics that there should be a gap when taking individual inhalations - I checked my instruction leaflets and cannot see this written down and do not remember my doctor or asthma nurse mentioning it - is this correct or have I misunderstood. Does the way in which you take your inhalations increase the effectiveness.