I had my dose of inhaled steroids increased in October which took a few weeks to adjust to as I did completely change the medication I was on. Since the change I am on 1600mg pulmicort (inhaled steroid) and i take oxis 6 twice a day as my LABA. (and montelukast too) I also have oxis as and when I need it so I'm no longer on salbutamol.
I was meant to meet my consultant this week but this has been moved to September which is fine by me as I have had good control since around December. The dose I am currently on is the only dose where I have had control since I developed asthma at 17 and currently I can go about my life practically normal (apart from exercise is hit and miss, colds, thunder storms but don't expect to be 100%). My worry is that when I meet my consultant he is going to encourage reducing my medication for obvious reasons but this makes me nervous having not had control at lower levels of medication. I don't want me playing with medication dose to have an impact on my life.
On the other hand, obviously it would be ideal to lower my dose and if I'm ill in future this would give me something easier to step up to. Has anyone else had this worry?