I've done a small triathlon today (and a dancing lesson hehe but that's not part of this post)
After the event i was struggling a lot (and i had taken my inhaler before i started), i took my inhaler when i finihsed - the standard 2 puffs then added another cos i was still bad. It took a while to get back to the changing room and when i did get back, one of my mates (Julie) was talking to a marshall that she knew outside. i don't *think* Julie said anything about me but as soon as i tried to speak (i also lost my voice) the lady said to me ""where's your inhaler?!"" I looked at her a bit surprised and Julie said ""you're ok she's a GP"" haha
She asked me had i taken my inhaler and i said i'd had 3 puffs since i finished so she told me to have another 2 right then! She said in their practice they recommend 5 puffs straight away in an acute excacerbation / attack, she said ""you'll probably shake but you'll be ok""
I've not heard of that before, i thought the standard was 2 puffs straight away and then 1 per minute up to a total of 10 if necessary. I think the extra 2 did help my breathing but i've still got no voice LOL
I'm also up to about 12 puffs in total today - mainly self-inflicted but never mind, hopefully tomorrow will be better (although i'm expecting the church to be smelly with paint and i *might* be going running wth a friend and a dog - yes i'm a nutter LOL)