It's 9 days since I saw the asthma nurse and increased the Symbicort (2 puffs am, 1 lunchtime, 1 teatime, 2 bedtime). So far, I've not noticed a difference. I'm still waking between 4 and 5am, it still takes me a good few extra puffs after getting up before my lungs feel properly functional.
How long do you think I should give it before going back? I think I'll see the GP who deals with respiratory stuff (each GP at our practice has a ""special interest"" and extra training in that area).
As an aside, I also find that I have to get up and move about to clear my chest of the goo that settles in it overnight, is this normal with asthma? It never feels totally clear, but until I've been up and about a while it doesn't lift at all.