Hi I was recently diagnosed with asthma, and I have to admit to being a bit confused really. I'm due to see my GP in a few weeks time but I hoped you might be able to give me some answers.
My personal best peak flow is 610L/min which is much better than my predicted 500L/min, I tend to start feeling symptomatic when my peak flow is between 450-500l/min but according to most charts thats a normal reading. When peak flow is expressed as a percentage of my personal best it seems to make more sense, but I've been lead to believe that this was aimed at people who's best peak flow is lower than their predicted. Could someone help to clarify this please.
I don't have an asthma action plan yet, should I be asking for one even though my symptoms aren't under control yet, or should I wait until it's stable. I've never had a proper asthma attack as (so far) my symptoms have always responded to Ventolin, should I still have asthma attack card?
Lastly, my preventer Clenil Modulite 100mcg (2 puffs twice a day through and aerochamber plus spacer) makes me cough and feel breathless, so I need to take my Ventolin before I can take my Clenil. I've stuck with it for a couple of weeks as I'm not used to taking inhalers so hoped I might get used to it, is it okay for to continue using my reliever before I take the preventer until my review in a few weeks or should I be contacting my GP for an alternative?