I was just diagnosed a few days ago after half a year of coughing, and have a few questions. Going back to see my dr after easter, but he's on vacation now.
I was prescribed pulmicort and ventoline. I was told to double the dosage of pulmicort for a few days until my symptoms disappear, and on the package it says for 3 days. Although my morning cough is gone, I still get a cough in the evening. Thus I'm wondering if I should step down to normal dosage, or keep the double until I'm cough free for a day or two? It says that it can take 2 weeks to see the full effect.
How long did it take for you to get the full effect of pulmicort?
I'm also wondering when to take the ventoline? I take it before exercise, and it has opened up a new world for me. However, should I also take it when I get my evening cough? Dr said as needed. However, the shaking I get from taking it bothers me more than the cough, and I get trouble sleeping because my heart is racing.
Hope you can share your experiences, and possibly give me some advice.