I have brittle asthma and have spent the last few months since moving to Somerset in misery after problems with my GP. My GP objected to the amount of ventolin I was taking (always have done) but wouldn't prescribe anything new just kept refusing to give me prescriptions. (An aside issue, can they withhold medication???). Anyway, I got so down and fed up with worrying about whether I would get ventolin when I needed I swapped doctors.New doctor, I turned up first day to see asthma nurse who took one look at me wasn't very happy, decided to try me on Symbicort 400. I've been on a lower dose one ages ago but first time on this. Anyway, to cut a long story short...... I started taking it Tuesday and I feel like I have a new set of lungs. Added to my singulair & antihistamines in replacement for Flix & Oxis.Since Tuesday first dose I've taken 10 puffs of ventolin. I was using up to 2 inhalers a week before.Wanted to see if anyone else had felt the benefit and I'm hoping it will keep up.Too many rubbish GP's out there who don't understand asthma.My last visit to rubbish doctor, I couldn't walk to end of road, very bad breathing she looked at me and said 'well you've got to lose weight' didn't even listen to my chest. I know I need to lose weight but how come my asthma is stable somedays and not others. She didn't answer!It's amazing what a difference a good doctor makes.Have a great day everyone!J. x
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