I am 33 and have recently been diagnosed with asthma. It all kicked off at the end of April with hayfever, but didn't go away when I stopped having hayfever. I seem to have the not wheezing, coughing all night kind, and I had spirometry tests which confirmed there was asthma.
When I have symptoms they are mostly relieved by Ventolin, and I have bad days once or twice a week when I have a really tight chest and get out of breath. I am also taking Clenil but this seems to make no difference at all.
I will soon be having my first appointment with the asthma nurse at my GP's and I was wondering what to expect. The GP I saw said she would help me manage it better and help me come off the Clenil, but she also said I shouldn't really be having any bad days or symptoms at all on it. I am hoping the nurse will be more helpful. I don't really know what to ask, other than, Ventolin works but Clenil doesn't seem to prevent symptoms at all.
Can anyone help with this? What should I expect, and what should I ask?