I have been having weekly visits to the asthma nurse over the past month following a period of difficult to control asthma which necessitated oral steroids. I felt well initially after the course had finished but over the past month i have had consistently lower than normal peak flow results, usually around 60-70% of the norm.
I feel ok but not able to be as active as i would usually be( gym etc) without using my nebuliser first. I have to see my doctor next week and worry about having to be prescribed more medication which i am reluctant to use even although it may help. I expect thats a worry for others, trying to balance the need to achieve the most stable asthma and the adverse impact on the body of increased medication. I realise that compared to others my medication requirements are very low and i have been very fortunate.
I have increased the symbicort but this does not seem to have helped to increase my peak flow significantly.
Can you give me any suggestions of advise/medications my GP may suggest?