just been to at the hospital for tests today. I've had hayfever for 20yrs(I'm 30yrs old) which developed into asthma 11yrs ago but gradually got worse every year. Always been on different antihistamines and nasal sprays, recent inhalers like ventolin, serevent and beclometasone and also singulair.
Had everything tested today including spirometry test and blood test to check the IgE levels.
I then had a long talk with the con who said that I was on the highest dosage of all meds and she didn't want me to be on steroids long term(I agreed). So she wants me to try symbicort smart which sound ok but not sure if a powdery inhaler is as effective as the ventolin?? I've ben using a spacer to to get a better affect of all my inhalers(I'm very good with the technique just didnt seem to be affective without spacer anymore recently).
Has anyone switched over to symbicort who could tell me about their experience?
I have to try symbicort until my next consultation in august and I'll find out then if my IgE levels allow me a so called ""costly but maybe effective treatment"" as a last resort.
I'm a bit confused as the symbicort might hopefully help with the allergic asthma(tree&grass pollen, pets) yet it won't help my allergies which are the source of problem, so how should it help?
Sorry, I hope all this is not too confusing.
Thanks in advance
love Lydia xx