Sorry in advance if this becomes a rant/ramble/both! You have been warned...
So I started in April on 2x2 daily of Symbicort 400/12. Which was working fairly well, but I kept getting colds which threw off the control I'd got and going up to 3x2 - then every time I went back to 2 something happened (cold, big trigger etc). So I asked the specialist nurse at the Brompton if I could try 3x2 more permanently - because it did seem to calm things down - and he was fine with that.
I've been on the 3x2 a few weeks now but so far things haven't improved, they've actually got worse! I think I know why right now (I had a couple of days working with formaldehyde plus some incense on top) but it wasn't back at its best even before then when I couldn't see a particular reason for it.
Am I just being massively impatient (as per usual lol) and I need to wait longer? It just seems like usually I would expect to see more of a result by now judging by past experiences, even if it's just limiting/containing the effect of triggers, but while they're not at their absolute worst by any means, the airbags are not behaving that well.
Has anyone else had this with Symbicort, or with other combo meds? I do have my 'local' cons next week but I'm not sure what he's going to say esp as the challenge test was negative - am a bit worried we're going to be back to 'you're just thinking about it too much'.
Am reasonably sure what's going on atm is actually asthma (mainly) and not the massively confusing 'upper airway issues' the RBH were talking about - a) because the reliever does actually deal with the symptoms, they're just worse and it doesn't last long and b) RBH seem pretty sure I only get those symptoms during exercise; have been told several times that side of things is fine otherwise, and I'm certainly getting current symptoms without needing to exercise - though exercising is harder.
Just trying to get things sorted in my head really, and wondering if I'm being massively impatient - but my cons usually asks how things have been going, and I was thinking that the answer to that has really been 'nowhere very much' whereas I'd kind of been hoping for 'in the right direction' at least!