My asthma is actually behaving recently, especially since stopping running, and in fact I barely know I have it. I can reduce my Flixotide to 1 puff twice a day and my montelukast once a day.
HOWEVER, the minute I start with a cold, my PF drops from 550 to 400 and I am plagued with symptoms most of the day, every day. This is what's happening at the minute, I have an awful tight chest, feel like I'm drowning in air as I cant squeeze it out of my lungs, and have barely slept after being woken frequently at night. Ventolin helps but only for an hour or two and I need 6-8 puffs with a spacer, this seems to release my chest so I can cough up the phlegm (Sorry tmi!!)
The first time this happened, I was given pred and it worked amazingly well, but since then have not been given it. The last time it happened, I was told I had a clear chest and no wheeze (surprise surprise!) but given my symptoms, to increase the Flixotide to 6 puffs twice a day. This helped a little but not a great deal, but the cold cleared along with my asthma.
I have no action plan so I don't know whether to see the asthma nurse again, or whether to just increase the Flixotide like last time. I'm fairly certain I don't have a chest infection. I just seem to be at the GP's a lot lately for other reasons and don't want to look like a pain in the bum when I know I'll be told my chest is clear etc etc.