New member. Been asthmatic for many many years (post smoker), and have asthma uk action plan from last asthma review, so i thought i would see what others thought.
Been having an bit of a bad run this week. Started last weekend. My normal peak flow is 550 which is fab i know This week i have been as low as 300, average about 350. I have upped my regular preventer i generally do when i have a flair up (advised by gp) but i am not improving. I use a spacer.
My meds. Atrovent 2 x two times a day. Belocmetasone 250g 2 x twice a day. and Ventolin when needed. This week i have had to increase my beclometasone to 3 puffs am/pm, increase the atrovent to 2 x four times a day, and taking more Ventolin than normal.
I would normally go onto oral steroids but havent really had the chance to get to the gp. But my peak flow isnt improving and my quality of life sucks atm. i have chest pains and all my normal symptoms when i get a flair up, but its the tears and the fear that doesnt really help. I had a weep this morning, when i realised i was a little scared to go to sleep last night. Bit irrational i know but i am rather low. Hence my post.
I am sure i know what the answer is, but has anyone been able get over a flare up without a trip to the gp?