At the end of last year, I was on Seretide 250/25 2 puffs twice a day, but as I wasn't getting ANY asthma symptoms, I thought I'd reduce it (as my asthma nurse had suggested at my last review) to 1 puff twice a day. I stayed at this dose for a week or so and had no problems.
So then I went to my Seretide 125/25 inhaler taking 1 puff twice a day and although I had a few symptoms, they still weren't that often so brilliant I thought!! Until I realised my asthma during exercise had taken a nose dive and I was struggling to run. So after persevering for a week or so, I thought I'd best up the Seretide again, but I couldn't comfortably run until I was back up to 250/25 2 puffs twice a day!!
Only thing is that I'm now getting cramps in my legs on a night and have been getting muscle fatigue in my legs when I'm running (if its not my lungs, its my bloomin legs!). I can only think that its the Seretide, is it a common side effect?
So where do I go from here, reduce the Seretide and not run coz my lungs don't like it, or up the Seretide and have my legs complain? It seems silly to be on a higher dose of steroid if I don't need to be for most of my activities, but I love to run. Anyone have any advice/suggestions? I know in the past someone suggested Intal (?) for EIA
Sorry for the long post