I've been asthmatic all my life and for the past 16 years, it had been controlled with Brycanyl and Pulmicort turbohalors. However, I've recently (In the past 3 to 5 years) noticed that they are ineffective in the event of an attack.
I've mentioned this to the asthma nurse at the surgery on every review I go to but she is refusing to change the medication in any way because ""I'm not ordering repeat prescriptions as often as I should"".
The reason for this is due to them not working in the event of an attack. By my reasoning, if I don't take them on a daily basis, they should be more effective in the event of an attack.
When I'm taking them as prescribed, I find that in the event of an attack, I have to go to hospital and my local minor injuries unit just send me to the big A&E ""because they aren't equipped to deal with me properly"".
Does anyone have any advice that might make someone listen to me and change my medication?