So I am having a rough week with my lungs this week and have needed my reliever even day, usually around 4 doses but yesterday was 8. I am waking up in the morning feeling very tired and not at all refreshed so I feel that I am probably not sleeping well because of asthma during night (I want a sleep oximetry as nurse furby suggested however my doctor near my mums home was very offhand so I think I will wait for my regular GP at uni and pester them). Obviously not feeling too happy about all of this and I visited the asthma nurse today, PF was fine but I felt fine at that specific moment. Also, I don't feel that PF is very good indicator for me.
She basically told me that all asthmatics are struggling this summer which I did already know from this board. Then went on to tell me that I'm on max everything, no idea where this has come from! I am on symbicort SMART two puffs twice a day, montelukast and an anti-histamine and have salb in case I need it. So I don't really understand how this is max when there are so many other medicines etc (not that I want anything else going into me). She also gave me the usual ""if it carrys on contact someone"" well this was me contacting someone.
So basically I was wondering for something like this, would the helpline at the top of the page be useful? I haven't have an attack but I have found myself breathless and with a tight chest very, very often. Also running is such a struggle which usually I can just about manage (sometimes even fully manage woo).
I have two asthma nurses numbers from the hospital where my consultant is but when I have rang in the past they either dont pick up or have sounded rushed and I really don't want to bother anyone at a hospital.