I've noticed a few changes in my asthma/ breathing patterns and was wondering if anyone had similar experiences or advice which they could share.
I've just switched this week from Seretide 500 to symbicort 200 (2 doses/ twice daily at this stage). So far my peak flow has increased slightly (420 to around 450-460 in the eve/ same in the morning). However the main difference has been in how i have felt. I have noticed that when i breath out i get to a point and stop, and then feel as if i have to push more air out, using the muscles in my chest. It's difficult to describe but it feels as if there is a bit extra air to exhale. It seems to be worse during the day, although my peak flow is lower in the morning. Also during the day I've felt quite drowsy, slow and relaxed. This could just be me trying to relax a bit more but the effect is similar to when you take an antihistamine? For the most part I feel ok and it isn't affecting my daily life so no big concern but I just wondered if anyone had similar experiences, particularly with the exhaling? Inhaling is fine and haven't noticed anything different. In general my breathing feels slower, even during excercise.