Hi just wondering if anyone else is on these?
The change was following a recent consultant appointment. Basically at my previous appointment the docs said they are reluctant to increase meds as they think that I not only have asthma but something else hiding behind it. Since then I have had an exercise test. My breathing and heart was fine during/0, 5, 10 mins after. Then 15 mins after my breathing dropped by 13% which he said was significant and a clear sign of asthma. After gaining this new evidence and analysing everything I have already told him (i forgot preventor once and was very ill next day, allergies to cats/dust, pf drops in winter and pf drops with bad colds).
He described me as being on the edge of a cliff - this means that the slightest thing can tip me off edge (in summer I had a terrible 3 week stint and don't know why) and then it is really hard for me to climb back up. He has doubled me dose going from 200/6 symbicort to 400 pulmicort. Also have oxis as extra preventor and reliever. still going to carry salb just in case i am really bad, i know i would be nervous without it until I gain some confidence in oxis.
he also said that this combination of meds should be better for my heart - i get a lot of palps that keep me up and i am assuming this is due to meds. If heart doesnt improve may look into heart defects more.
only started taking last night and I did not sleep well but that may be due to the change in weather?