I'm 33 and have been diagnosed with asthma about a month ago by a Respiratory Specialist. However, at best I have high peak values than I ought to have based on my age and height, but the Respiratory Specialist was not interested in this only based on how much the values went up as I started to use an inhaler and my symptoms improved. The asthma nurse couldn't understand how I've got an asthma diagnosis because my peak flows can be at what should be my normal values (but I can still be wheezy and short of breath) and wouldn't do a proper asthma review or go through how to use my inhalers - thankfully my pharmacist was a lot more helpful. I've been using symbicort 200/6 for a month, but increasingly I'm starting to use my preventer more, my peak flow is dropping about 100 below my best, and Im starting to become wheezy and short of breath especially when exercising. Is this bad enough to go and see someone, and do I have to see the asthma nurse or can I see my gp? I really can't face seeing the asthma nurse again.
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