Just hoping some of u guys out there could share your thoughts as i'm not sure what to do.
I've had a fairly bad summer, struggled to keep asthma in check and for the most part failed. Still having some trouble now. Basically, I was on symbicort 200/6, saw GP, was changed to Seretide, then to beclomethasone with serevent, then back to symbicort but the 400/12. Was taking 2 puffs twice a day and for a bit, was ok, got worse again, so dr put me on singulair. Felt that I was getting better so saw dr and we agreed to try to reduce symbicort, eventually back to the 200/6 and off the singulair. Am happy with that cus i don't like being on such a strong inhaler and on another tablet.
I've reduced my symbicort down to 1 puff twice a day last wednesday and for the 1st week i took my reliever roughly 8 times and in the last couple of days the tight chest is more obvious and have been breatheless on 1 occassion (i only walked up the stairs!). I've been looking back over my reliever usuage and to be honest, it wasn't as low as i thought, even tho I was feeling better.
Now i'm not sure what to do. Should I up the symbicort again? Just go straight back to GP or give myself longer on the 1 puff? Especially as the weather as been a bit horrible in the last few days and has turned colder than it has been.
Sorry if the answer seems a bit obvious. Any help would be great.