Hi there, haven't been on here for some time so hi all again!
So I've been essentially symptom free for some time now and have stepped down medication to just 1 puff a day of seretide 50. I've been on this for a few months now and still had no trouble which is great.
The past few days however I've noticed a few niggles and for the past few nights I've woken up with a tight chest and really shallow breathing. When I try to take a deep breath, I really have to force myself to breathe in and then squeeze out if that makes sense? After a bit of this I then seem to get heartburn which in turn makes the tight feeling get worse. So I'm not sure if it's heartburn giving the tight chest or vice versa?
During these 'events' my peak flow is reduced from 570 to about 490. The tight feeling does improve slightly after ventolin but I've only had max 4 puffs as I don't want to get back into using it too much.
Just wondered what people thought? What do you think the best course of action should be?