I'm just wondering if anyone struggles with the function of their inhalers.
I have previously been on QVAR DMI beclamethasone and about halfway through the inhaler it blocks and I just get propellant. I followed all the advise - no water anywhere near, not stored in the bathroom in fact I even stored it in a sealed cosmetic bag. I struggled with it for over a year taking new inhalers before in theory I should need one. I complained to my GP, nurse and pharmacist who reported it to the manufacturer. I have had replacements and all failed at about half their use.
In the end I gave up and I am currently trying something new but I'm not sure its for me either!
I have recently (2 weeks ago) changed to a turbohaler which is supposed to be more direct in terms of inhalation so no need for a spacer or thrush now (yay) and better dosage. The dr expected me to need a lower dose (1 x 100) but in practice I've needed 2 x 100. I've had a mixed response to it, poor first few days but as to be expected, then a good peroid but over the last few days I feel my symptoms getting worse. They are the same as when I knew my QVAR was malfunctioning.
Also in the past I have struggled to take autohalers as I do not draw my breath with enough force to take the whole dose. I really try with the turbohaler but is it possible I dont physically take the whole dose? I try to concentrate my breath in and down to reach the whole lung but I'm unsure if it reached this deep.
Your advice would be greatly received -
Am I being premature do I need to give the new inhaler longer to become established?
Could the new inhaler be affected by this hot muggy weather (no propellant in it though?)
Am I a poor inhaler?!
Thank you in advance