I've recently been diagnosed with asthma and am currently on inhaled steroids and my trusty blue reliever. The inhaled steroids are doing their job pretty well and I am rarely having to use my blue inhaler, which is an improvement on before when I was using it 7-8 times a day, thus having run ins with the Ventolin shakes and a fast heartrate (83 bpm my heart rate is normally 65bpm).
However despite the effectiveness of the steroid, my asthma is significantly worse when I play sport, I tale my reliever before I play and I still need to use it 3 or 4 times just to get my lungs back under control. My doctor has said that she will consider putting me on LABA's especially for days that I play sport. My question really is do any of you have any experience with them and if so do they work?
The whole thing is really getting me down because I love sport and I am the womens football captain so I really can't just quit. That plus the fact that my step mother seems to think I have asthma for ""attention"" and tried to challenge me to a cough-off, which when in contact with her stupid duck down cushions my lungs rose to the challenge and showed her exactly what a cough was.
Any help would be greatly appreciated