I've recently joined AUK in an attempt to stop being 'head in the sand' about my asthma! There's loads of really usefull info and everyone seems friendly, I'm just a bit confused by peak flows.
My asthma's been playing up since about October last year - with repeated chest infections and generally being really annoying. So my asthma nurse is being really firm with me (a good thing) and getting me to track my peak flow am and pm (I've never really done this before) as I'm not good at noticing small/moderate changes and then it's hard to get control back once I've gone from ok-ish to bad.
So my questions are - in someone with well controlled asthma what difference would you expect between am and pm readings? Or should they be about the same? My am readings seem to be a lot lower than the pm ones (280-310 vs. 400-420, with all time best of 450)- which makes sense (I think) as the over night/early hours patch is not great but once I've got over the night the days in general are now much better. This really confuses me about when and how often to increase my dose of symbicort!!
I will check at my next review but any ideas or tips would be great!