Ok so I've been having trouble with my asthma since Thursday, symptoms not too severe but persistent - tight heavy chest, prolonged expiration, exhausted. PF down to 450 from 550. 4 puffs of Ventolin (with spacer) is keeping symptoms at bay for about 2 hours.
Cant get in with my GP so went to Walk in Centre. He said chest was clear and no wheeze (I've never wheezed), double your steroid (didn't ask what dose I was already on) and dont take more than 8 puffs of ventolin in 24 hours (ie 2 puffs every 4 hours).
I rang the nurses on the helpline as I wasn't happy with the advice the WIC doc had given me. She said unless my PF drops to 330 ish, I'm not going to get oral steroids so monitor PF before taking ventolin and go to GP if it goes lower.
I'm not asking for medical advice, just advice as to if I should just do as I'm told and live with the tight chest etc when the ventolin has worn off? I'm just worried as I've never had trouble like this before!! Also what if things get worse, i live on my own. At the same time i don't want to cause a fuss if its nothing. I suppose maybe if my chest is clear then there's nothing wrong with me?