Hi, I have a very supportive GP practice but have found that,of late, the asthma nurses have become really judgemental about my asking for more ventolin. they say they have been to various conferences which inform their judgement of prescribing ventolin. they say I should only have 1 prescription a year. and seem unable to listen to me and what it is actually like to be asthmatic. I was diagnosed with asthma as a toddler 48 years ago. I get panicky if I don't have a ventolin with me. so I need to have more than one available to me.
I understand that it is better to get prevention correct so reducing the need for ventolin.
However, I also know that 1 ventolin prescription a year is not going to work even if I didn't need it.because If I use an inhaler and then leave it untouched ( because it's lost in a coat or something) for a few months, it stops working. has anyone else found that?
If I order more, I get told to come for an asthma review where I get patronised and told off.
has anyone else had this experience. with the rationing of ventolin?