I am a 60 year old female. Been using inhalers for some years now. I was having combivent and beclametosone - two puffs each twice a day. This was my maintenance dose and needed both as I would have symptoms every day. However, all was good with this. My peak flow was a constant 450 after useage. End of June I had a very heavy cold and my GP thought it wise to give me antibiotics and steroid tablets. At the same time he changed the beclametosone to QVAR. Got over the cold, but did not use QVAR for some weeks as I still had some of the old one left. When I did change my breathing got worse, I had to use the combivent during the day. It got so bad my peak flow dropped to 250 one morning. Saw my Asthma nurse and she gave me a script for the old inhaler. ( I was going on holiday) Got back and it was no better. Peak flow was back up to 450 but could not sustain it during the day. Still needed combivent. Had another visit to Asthma nurse and she has put me on Symbicort 200/6 and Singulair. I have been using this for a week now. I am not too bad. My peak flow will not go above 400 at any time and on a couple of days I have needed combivent because chest has become tight and peak flow dropped to under 350. I ahve to go back to see the nurse but I was wondering if anyne else has had these sort of problem.