New to asthma, and feeling like hell this week

Hello, nice to meet you all. I am fairly new to asthma and was just about settling down on my inhalers till this week. I take qvar 2 puffs bd and ventolin 2 puffs prn.

this week my chest has been really tight and I have been needing my ventolin 3 or 4 times daily.

My gp receptionist said I have to go and see them this afternoon as this is not right and they need to review me. Wot on earth can they add next?

2 Replies

  • Hello & welcome to AUK,

    I think a lot of mild asthmatics have had problems this week.

    I am glad you have got an app this PM to see your GP.

    There are a lot of other medications and add ons that may be prescribed.

    These can be higher strenght preventers, protector inhalers or even a change of preventer to a different type of steroid.

    Once all the inhalers have been tried , some people may need tablets too.

    Anyway, let us know how you get on!


  • hi new to asthma

    They have a few other things they can add hopefully it will sort you out. Thats what should happen. Its good they are on the ball. I hope you enjoy reading the various messages. I only recently made use of this facility.

    Because you get to speak to others and learn how to help yourself. The helpline is informative too. Take care

    xx Gill

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