I've got an appointment with my asthma nurse on tuesday and I'm going to ask him whether I can try a different inhaler (I'm currently on seretide 500 twice daily) because my asthma is not getting any better and from reading these forums I have realised there are other options to what I'm on. I am going to ask to try Symbicort probably but also might ask about Fostair.
I feel a bit nervous about asking because he's never suggested it although I've been seeing him regularly for a few months because things are not very well controlled at the moment, and neither have any of my GP's. I don't want them to think I'm a pushy patient or whatever. But I don't understand why no one has ever thought of it - I was just stuck straight on Seretide a few years ago - and it worked fine till last year, to be fair. I was referred to the chest clinic about three weeks ago,and have hear nothing yet, but I've been told it'll take time. In the meantime, though, I am not getting any better. I suspect I might be given another lot of pred on Tuesday which I will not be happy about.
Has anyone else ever asked for things like this and got a positive result?