Stupid question alert!
When i'm using a spacer (aerochamber plus) how do i know if i'm getting the full dose?
Following advice from the AUK nurses i got my qvar autohaler changed to MDI with spacer and they said it might be enough to make a difference to my level of symptoms-control. She told me to monitor for 2-3 weeks, well i'm now nearly 2 weeks on and it hasn't made a jot of difference. In fact yesterday it felt as if i was worse (though i guess it could be a random blip), I did 80 lengths of the pool and as i was getting out i could feel my chest tightening and i spent the rest of the night coughing! I know that sounds a lot but i regularly do 80 lengths without problems and can sometimes do 100-110 lengths and be fine!
I *think* i'm doing it right cos when i use my reliever with the spacer i do feel the full effects - including the shakes LOL I squirt and then take a long slow deep breath so in theory i feel as if i should be getting the full dose but my lungs seem to think otherwise!
Maybe another call to the nurses / GP is needed, hmm