I'm beginning to wonder if I'm using my Ventolin + Volumatic incorrectly for multiple doses (10) when struggling, even though I've had my technique checked by GP and asthma nurse who have said it's 'perfect'. I was wondering if others had similar experiences.
I've always been told 10 puffs is the same as a neb. However, the relief I get from 10 puffs (one at a time with the spacer) is nowhere near the same relief I get from a neb. The nebs I've been given at the GPs and at costa have worked recently, when the 10 puffs hasn't helped much.
So am I doing something wrong? The only thing I can think that might be different is a more psychological effect in that when I've had nebs I've been with the GP/nurse so might feel safer which may help.
My consultant doesn't want me having home nebs because he wants me in hospital if I'm that bad which makes sense given my history - though I don't really understand why he's happy for me to do the 10 puffs/spacer thing if it's supposed to be the same thing?
I'm just wondering what I can do to make things better - I'm feeling pretty grotty at the moment and having to travel to GP / Costa to be given nebs isn't helping me get better - I'd be a lot better off if I could get that same relief at home without having to go out and being exposed to triggers, but I'm not getting that same relief from my Ventolin + Volumatic, so I'm obviously doing something wrong. Any suggestions?