I am new to the board but not new to Asthma.
Mine was adult onset asthma which started about 22 years ago when I was 36 yrs old. Generally it comes on as a complication to a chest infection/cold etc but occasionally I have quite bad bouts for no apparent reason. My normal peek flow when ny chest is completely clear, is 560, which is high for my age etc but once it drops to around 320 I start to get trouble breathing, the lowest it had ever gone was 150.
I have recently been told by my GP that the Bricanyl inhaler that I have been on as a reliever, for the last 22 years is to be discontinued (was tried on Ventolin originally but it gave me very severe shakes and made me feel sick). My GP recently decided to try me on a CFC free Ventolin which she assured me wouldnt give me the shakes etc, but it also did absolutely nothing to relieve my wheeziness!!! I still had a Bricanyl inhaler at home that was in date and still about half full, so I went back to that and the wheezing was relieved.
I have asked my GP what else I can be prescribed instead of the CFC free Ventolin due to her saying the Bricanyl is to be discontinued and she said there is nothing else she can prescribe. Surely this cant be right?????
Have any of the rest of you using Bricanyl been told that it is to be discontinued??? I have read quite a few posts lately where people have just been prescribed Bricanyl, which I found strange if it is to be discontinued.
Any help would be appreciated, as at the moment I have only a preventer (budesonide turbohaler) to use with no reliever whatsoever if I should need one and as you can imagine, I am very concerned at the situation I find myself in.