Have just come back from the doctors. Been off work now for almost 10 days (I'm a teacher) and am absolutely fed up with my crazy doctor! To start with he talked to me for 10 mins about how he has a new computer system that he is very pleased about and did I know that my bloody pressure is do and I need to get that checked. He then asked me how I was. Well I can hardly talk man! My voice is hoarse and talking is an issue - not a great thing being a teacher. I can't do anything without being totally out of breath and still coughing. I explained to him that last week I had to go to the hospital as I felt so unwell and they gave me 2 nebuliser (rather than several hundred puffs of Ventolin the asthma nurse gave me the Friday before) treatments and I felt better after it. He said that hospitals always do that and it is a load of B***ks (his words!) and people get dependent on it. But I said I felt better and surely that is a good thing! Oh no. He now thinks that after having 2 courses of Prednilisone (excuse spelling) (which I think are causing me to have restless legs? - doctor doesnt know - what a surprise!) that we should get rid of everything I was taking before apart from the Symbicort. So no more singular and ventolin. Apparently there is a new ""Smart"" way of treating asthma using just Symbicort. He gave me a card with it on and was very excited (trust me he was) about getting the surgery stamp on the right part of the card and that did I know that soon I will be able to go into any hospital/gp surgery and show this card and they know who I am (but not yet apparently - so don't get too excited!) So almost in tears with absolute no trust of the man whatsoever he said goodbye and said I should take the rest of the term off from school. LIKE THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN! So I am in no better situation. What I am sure I need is a couple of nebuliser treatments. Help me people! I am going nuts!