As a life long asthma sufferer I don't tend to deal with my gp often as I attend the hospital and have done for years. A close friend has just been diagnosed with asthma, got given a ventolin inhaler a course of pred and no follow up. I was appauled that they hadn't showed her how to use the inhaler or given her a aerochamber to use it with. No peak flow or appointment with the surgeries asthma nurse. She is still having problems desite the pred finishing. I suspect she's not getting full relief from her inhaler as no one has shown her how to use it. I just find this very frustrating at the lack of education she has been given. I suppose as an adult they presume she can deal with it, just makes me mad grrr!
Have others had similar experiences?