Just thought I'd give an update on my current treatment and ask a question or two of those more used to asthma than me on here............
So, I've been suffering quite bad over the last few weeks as it seems lots of you have been too (my best wishes to anyone having these awful symptons right now) Anyway, at the last count, up to today I've been on Nebuliser 2-4 times daily, Pred's, codeine linctus and Steroid inhaler to try and regain control of my asthma. Saw the clinis nurse (first time) on Wednesday who basically told me that I'm using the inhalers correctly but not alot else! I went to see the doc again this morning, who is a training GP :/ She spent lots of time looking in her medical book on what treatment to offer me next which didn't fill me with masses of confidence.
My concerns were as follows;
When do I stop nebulising? - Now (apparently)
When do I stop Pred's? - Today, without reducing first
What do I do now? - Add in a new inhaler - Salmeterol
Anything else? - go for a chest xray next week and see my own GP next Friday
Have any of you had similar experiences?