I've just discovered asthma UK forums and wondered if anyone else has difficulty in getting their GP to prescribe ventolin. My GP seems to think I use ventolin excessively, and maybe I do. I have a preventer (symbicort) and use ventolin pretty much every day, sometimes 2 or 3 puffs a day and sometimes up to 8 on really bad days (not many of these). I ask for 2 ventolin inhalers for each repeat and get a repeat about every 2 months. I have inhalers all over the place (bag, car, most rooms in house). Today my new GP (I saw a locum) would only give me 1 ventolin but overprescribed the symbicort. Getting really fed up with being made to feel like I have a dependency issue- considering just buying ventolin online and giving up on GP. It would be about the same cost as prescription charges if they are only going to prescribe 1 inhaler at a time - I have enough symbicort to last 3 years! What do people think?