Hey- I've just signed up and was wondering if any of you could share your knowlede with me!
I was on seretide 250 for about 2 months, feeling quite happy with it, despite ending up in hospital for a week while on it (tho im pretty certain this was due to the pnuemonia I'd managed to get), my con decided to change this med to Symbricort SMART, which i have been on for about 3/4 weeks now. I have felt less stable on it and my pf is slightly lower. I had an attack last week which ended up with a hosp addmission for 24hours, although on the plus side it was not such as bad attack as some of the others I have had.
After the attack i went to ask my GP if he thought I could go back on seretide and he said I could do what i liked (not very helpful), and my con appointment has been changed from monday, to another 2 weeks away.
Do you think it would matter if i changed back? And I am not sure about the SMART way of using symbricort as i feel i struggle to inhale it, compared to my old ventolin and spacer, when struggaling for breath, has anyone else had this prob?
Thanks for any advice in advanced!