Has anyone used montelukast?
I was diagnosed with asthma nearly 5 years ago and for the main part I'm pretty well controlled though if I get a cold it will always end up in me being on antibiotics .which is usually 3 times a year.
I am pretty fit (though overweight) and run several times a week and even run half marathons. However since the middle of March I've not been able to fuel to my asthma.
Since then I have had 3 courses of antibiotics,, 2 courses of steroids and a chest X-ray and blood tests which showed nothing.
I finished my last course of antibiotics just over 2 weeks ago and felt great but within a few days I started feeling wheezy again. I had already been on my max dose of symbicort as advised by my asthma nurse so was unable to increase further.
Over the last 2 weeks the wheezing is a little better but does still happen but I have a very annoying cough which I struggle to loosen and bring anything up. Because of this and constantly feeling like something is on my lungs I'm still unable to run.
So I popped to the Drs today and was given Montelukast. I've never heard of it and stupidly I forget to ask how long it's likely to take till I feel any improvement. Do I take my symbicort as well?
Thank you in advance and sorry for that being so waffly.