Hi, I'm just wondering about peak flow charts. I've filled them in before so it's not a new thing for me, but I've got my first appointment with a cons in June and my nurse wants me to fill one in till I go.
I've filled them in before, so it's not a new thing, but this time she wants me to answer the questions and make little notes at the side of what I'm feeling and when if I have any symptoms. I know it seems like a really simple thing, and I'm probably just finding summat to fret about cos I have a habit of fretting over silly things, but do I have to make a note of every little thing, or just the more pronounced symptoms? It's just that I feel a little silly writing things like 'tightness at rest' or 'wheezy when cleaning' when it's alleviated quite quickly when I take the reliever, I feel kind of like a fraud and that I should only be writing it down when it's more than just a tickle if you know what I mean.
I just don't want to be writing a load of useless information down when I don't need to, so I'd appreciate any advice here.
Ooh, and if anyone can tell me what to expect for my first cons appointment too that would be great, I know I'll be having spirometry done, but a colleague at work has suggested that I'll be having to run on a treadmill too.... I can't run for toffee! My nurse just said lung function tests which seemed a little vague to me!
Hmm, 2 subjects in one thread.... sorry if that's not allowed!
Thanks in advance for any help here