I'm very confused. I saw my GP this morning - about something else, but he wanted to know how the asthma was and where I was medication-wise ie if it was working.
I mentioned that things are definitely improving and the Ventolin is now working but that sometimes I need quite a few puffs of Ventolin to get things under control, especially at night, and that it often doesn't last even close to 4 hours at this time of day. He's asked me to try Serevent again, but said that Ventolin isn't meant to last 4 hours, it only lasts about 1 usually.
I am very confused by this. I always understood that it was meant to last about 4 hours and that if it's lasting significantly less (as it often does for me in the evenings) that is a sign things aren't controlled. He's been great with my asthma generally (including managing to diagnose it in the first place!) but this just doesn't seem to tally with what I've read on here. Can anyone help clear this up?