Sorry, seem to have been on here a lot and posting a lot recently! Apologies in advance for length, I don't do short
I'm a bit confused though. Due to see consultant on Thurs (finally!) and while I've been keeping a PF diary for the last month, I also decided to get out my 2-week diaries from last year to take along. These were taken when my asthma (if it is that) was not as bad as it is now - some breathlessness but not every day and no cough, plus I could still do pretty much everything normally whereas now I'm finding some things I can't do (like walk at my normal speed) and feel pretty rubbish and breathless after long walk on Saturday (no infections, colds or anything recently).
Also taken with the same meter. Different medication - the earlier of the 2-week ones is a trial of Clenil 800 mcg/day, the second Clenil 800 mcg/day plus Serevent 50 mcg/day. I noticed no improvement in symptoms with either of these, and these diaries were what led my previous gen resp consultant to say it wasn't asthma.
However, I've noticed that the first one starts at 340 and goes down to 300, not getting above 450 for the 2 weeks; the second lot (not continuous) is 450-550! I know this is good for what I'd be predicted for age/height and it's relative but my recent best (post-lots of Ventolin), when it's been much worse than it was before, was 660, and during this last couple of not good months it's rarely gone below 500 (I get stuck for days and days on 540)! I'd put the weirdly high PF down to singing/oboe playing and if you take 660 as best it's not brilliant, but HOW is it better than last year when I felt so much better?!
Worried now that this cons. is going to say not asthma as well when s/he sees this and leave me as puzzled as ever. Has this happened to anyone else? I know PF is not always a reliable guide but I don't understand how it can have gone up so much when the symptoms have gone down.
Thanks for reading all this and in advance for any replies.