I'm probably being very silly here but sometimes I don't know when to take my nebs.
I have had a hard time lately with my asthma and suspected bronchiectasis (not diagnosed yet as I am waiting for a CT scan but a lot of my symptoms point to it).
I have days where I feel fine and days where I feel like I have a mini chest infection (I can taste it and get pain in my chest).
My PF can go from 650 to 350 in a couple of minutes and I feel like I am choking/drowning.
I was in danger of being admitted every time this happens (already spent 8 nights in Glenfield) so the GP gave me ventolin and atrovent nebs to use at home. She said this was mostly for emergencies.
The trouble is, I am getting to the point where I feel like I am needing the nebs every couple of days because my lungs fill up. My PF is currently 440 and all efforts to clear my chest seem to fail.
Normal ventolin inhalers are doing nothing. I know this sounds stupid but should I take the nebs and get relief or wait until it gets worse? I don't want my GP to think I am dependent on the nebs as I read that they don't like giving them out.
I'm sure that when a diagnosis is made for why my lungs are so angry all the time, the right medication will help but at the moment I feel like I am in a no-mans land.
By the way, I'm on so many drugs at the moment - Aminophylline, carbocisteine, Erythromycin, symbicort and spiriva. Is this normal (well, as normal as can be I suppose) or is the hospital not sure what's happening so they threw everything at me?