Hey I'm sorry I know this is all probablly common knowledge but am just looking to pick brains for a bit of information before I see asthma nurse on Tuesday.
I was at asthma nurse on Thursday due to peak flow being at 60% of my usual peak flow, I know it's not really low but I had been taking salbutamol once an hour to keep it there and due to being pregnant I was a bit worried about it and not wanting my peak flow to drop much more due to oxygen levels for baby. My asthma nurse suggested taking 3 puffs of seretide morning and evening instead of my usual two and taking 10 puffs of salbutamol 4 hourly...so I guess my questions are...
1) I though I had read that the maximum dose of serevent you should take in 24 hours should be 100 micrograms am I wrong about that then? If I'm not wrong then would upping my dose to three puffs of seretide twice a day not put me over that amount? (I could quite easily have imagined reading that though, pregnancy brain!!)
2) The fact that I am taking so much salbutamol (when my body isn't used to it) and it is increasing my heartrate to about 150 beats per minute will this affect the baby?
Thanks for any help, sorry for asking I am just paranoid as during last pregnancy asthma was fantastic and had no problems whereas this time it seems very unpredictable and don't want anything I am doing to harm my baby.