Hi everyone, I´m new to asthma and hate having to take my Nexthaler twice a day as I´m sure it wont do my long term health any good, so I try not to use it unless I´m really forced to. I realise this is probably not what you´re supposed to do, but have read it can cause liver/kidney problems etc long term. Having said that I went to the docs the other day, he listened to my chest, said it was clear and that I could stop using it. However the specialist I see says I need to use it twice a day to prevent symptoms returning and that it I do use it twice a day then I do have asthma.
I find this really confusing. I did stop using it for a week or so, then found the symptoms returned again, tight heavy chest, finding it heavy to breathe, so I used it yesterday twice and once again this morning and feel fine now - but whether to go on using it regularly - or spasmodically?
To be honest, I think my symptoms could be stress instead of asthma as have recently ended a really bad relationship and found initially if I used rescue remedy instead of the inhaler then the symptoms went away, to a certain extent.
Am sneezing again toda though even though taking my daily antihistamina (again can long term use of these cause health problems?) Have been on one a day for two years now with a dust allergy before needing the inhaler.
Its so confusing when one doctor says one thing and my highly respected GP says another.
Thanks for your help