Since being diagnosed a couple of years ago, I've never had my asthma fully under control. It's not what you would call severe, but it keeps me up at night, causes problems when even doing small things like hoovering, and I've been getting chest infections every couple of months. I've been on beclametasone, seretide, after seeing a consultant I'm on Symbicort SMART. The symbicort seems the best fit, but I am still having problems.
I saw the GP the other day when I was starting the latest round of antibiotics, and she said I needed to see the asthma nurse to sort things out. The asthma nurse seemed to be at a loss as to where we could go. We've now increased my inhalers from 2 puffs twice a day to 2 puffs in the morning, one at lunch, one at dinner and a further 2 at bedtime. If this doesn't sort things, we don't know where to go next.
Now with the increased symbicort I'm getting trouble with a hoarseness. This is a pain as I'm in a choir, and I am struggling to get through a church service with my voice intact. I realise getting things under control is really important, and if the extra doses do that then brilliant, but the choir is so important to me that it would be really hard to have to leave because I can't physically do it.
So I guess I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas of anything I could do about the side effects? I'm also worried that if the nurse doesn't know what I could try next then I guess I just have to put up with the almost constant infection