Hello I wondered whether anyone has any advice.
I had intended to email the helpline about this but just noticed its closed and I am in Portugal on holiday so phoning would be expensive!
I am on 3 asthma meds (symbicort 400/12, montelukast and ventolin) I had finally got almost symptom free after a rough couple of years and was discharged from asthma clinic 5 months ago. I had a cold a few weeks ago and it left me really wheezy especially at night, and coughing a lot in the day. My partner commented that I'd not coughed like I am doing now, for months (since the cold)
I left it 6 weeks or so but as it hasn't improved I went to my Gp yesterday hoping he'd give me some prednisolone as that has sorted me out in the past. But he refused and said I'd have to 'ride it out'. To be fair my pf isn't too bad and at the time my chest was clear. But last night I was soooo wheezy and awake all night and I am in Portugal now - flew yesterday - and the heat is getting to me.
When I go home in a week, I'll go back to a different GP but I don't know what to do if they just dismiss me. It is like they want it to deteriorate further and I know from past experience when I have a gradual decline like this it takes so long to get back to normal. I can't run at the moment cos I'm wheezing and my chest gets tight so quickly. And that GP didn't fill me with confidence as he started looking on google for a leaflet about Symbicort Smart regime when as far as I know, you can't do that with the 400/12 and I am on 2 puffs twice daily as it is.
Sorry for the long rant. I just feel like he thinks I am over anxious but my bf never notices my breathing unless it is actually bad. And I am a bit uncomfortable being in another country when I only feel it is getting worse.