Hey,So I'm feeling a bit confused about what 'controlled' asthma really means and wondered if you guys could help. Are there different grades of control you would expect to reach depending on the severity of your asthma? Or is there just one gold standard of control = no symptoms for the majority of the time?I ask beacuse having previously being very good at denial and ignoring symptoms unless they gave me no option I now feel much more aware and am aiming for a better overall fitness too - *but* my last asthma review made me I think I was being unrealistic?? At the review (due to night time symptoms being on the up and days that have been really up and down too) my peak flow was and has been sitting at the 320 mark (with best of 450) so not fab, but the nurse was just happy that I have avoided A&E for most of this year (touch wood). She advised me not to push myself hard and expected that my symptoms were just due to the change in air temp and as long as my reliever was working etc it should settle. Whislt she might be right I left feeling like if the cough etc doesn't go away, I would just need to put up with the symptoms and deal with it. Sorry, I've rambled, but what do you think, should I expect more?Thank you x
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