My 5 year old son had his asthma review 2 weeks ago and we've started recording his peak flow. The first week his readings were fine, but in the last week I've had to multi-dose him with his reliever inhaler six out of eleven times using the peak flow meter levels. This isn't like him to need his reliever so often, never mind multi-dosing! We're following the practice nurse's asthma plan but I'm starting to think this reliever use is excessive.
What was your experience of starting to use a peak flow meter? Did your well controlled asthma suddenly appear uncontrolled?
Has anyone else never seen an asthma nurse? We apparently don't have access to one at our GP surgery, so we see the practice nurse instead.
Thanks for your help.