I'm sure I should know this really but I'm not certain. After a few month break, my asthma is rearing is head again and so I want to collect some Peak flow data incase I need to see the Gp,(not that peak flow is usually a good indicator for me!) I haven't properly done it for a few years, normally just blowing every now and then and checking it's Ok, or checking it if I'm feeling tight but I don't record it.
So I wanted to know when is the best time to record Peak flow?
Also do you record inhaler usage as number of puffs or times used eg yesterday I had to use it 8 times at 2 puffs each time, do you record as used inhaler 8 times, or as 16puffs? And how do you convey how soon after one another they were taken? 16 puffs over 24 hours isn't that bad, but 6 of those were taken within 5 mins of each other as I couldn't catch my breath.
I know it's semantics really but I often don't get taken seriously because I don't wheeze, so I need to make sure I get my point across to the Gp.
Thanks in advance