Hi I am just looking for some advice please.
I am 39 years old and have been asthmatic for all my life with respite in my teenage years. But over the last ten years I have been getting progressively worse.
I have been extremely unwell over the last few days and my gp gave me steroids and antibiotics, which fortunately are doing the job well as always. I went back to see him today who very kindly told me that I was still very wheezy and bubbly and what to do if exacerbation etc, which is fine, but that he would also like to see me again in a couple of weeks to discuss our winter care plan as he believes that my asthma is now brittle.
I like to know what I should expect and what I should be asking for etc.
My medication at the moment is symbicort 400 turbohaler 2 am 2 pm and bricanyl turbohaler prn.
From my looking on the internet some things say that medications and brittle asthma are irrelevant as they sometimes don't help, so does this mean that the symbicort could be unnecessary? Are there better inhalers that turbohalers that I should ask to try, I went on these as couldn't guarentee that the generic ones were actually working as many times went to use one and it was faulty.
Any help and advice would be appreciated. Thank you - sorry for waffling on a bit!