Hi, I'm new, so forgive me if this is in the wrong bit.
I'm 43 and was diagnosed with asthma when I was 4. It doesn't appear to be allergic, so it has been very well controlled with inhalers since I was about 11. For the majority of that time I was on Becotide and Ventolin ""diskhalers"", which worked great, and unlike many other inhalers did not give a decreasing dose during their life. This was a problem for me with earlier versions of the aerosol type inhalers, which started off fine, but as they started to run out then the dosage decreased and my asthma got worse. It was also easy to see when the disks were about to run out, unlike the aerosol type.
I was put on the diskhalers by my GP who I remember told me that they were cheaper for the NHS than the aerosol type. Fine by me, as they worked better. Except that 20 years later I am now told that they are too expensive for the NHS and would no longer be supplied. Now I have to suffer a multitude of other dry powder inhalers which don't work as well, and tend to suffer from the low-dosage syndrome that the old aerosol type suffered from. Some have counters which don't work properly, and some don't have counters at all.
In short, is there any way to get my old diskhalers back?