I was wondering if any other asthma sufferers were getting any problems with their asthma treatment; that it they do not seem to be working. I have been taking drugs for asthma for many years and took Intal Co (compound of Isoprenaline Sulphate and Sodium Cromoglycate) when I was younger. From a wheezing wimp to almost athletic ability in most sports, just from using this drug. I probably took Intal from around 1972 to possible 1996, when i was informed that the drug would no longer be made and was being discontinued. Oh Great! Some of the drugs I had used for asthma pre intal did not work and worse still had side affects which made things much worse, such as hallucinations. Great fun when you are a child in bed.
When Intal was discontinued for a period of around 5 years, much trial and error and many different doctors, I found a drug that worked called a Fostair Inhaler. This was by no means perfect but it kept away asthma attacks provided I kept rigorously to the stated dose, which I did. Somewhere along the line I picked up a further tag of having asthma along with COPD, which sound like some kind of venereal disease, and I am not sensing that asthma researchers are progressing in the right direction. For me asthma was essentially cured in 1972 now I have to religiously take this drug twice a day and provided I do not exercise everything is OK. What is going on?
To add insult to injury I now find that Fostair is not working, after taking it for around 15 years. I wonder if I am being given placebos or maybe the dose is reduced without my knowledge or whatever.
I am starting to sense that treatment for asthma is returning to the 1960's and 70's where asthma was seen a problem of the mind and not a actual disease. This for me meant that it was OK for the games teacher to send me on cross country running along with the rest of the class, me knowing full well that it would bring on a asthma attack and I would not be able to complete the run (this could also have more serious side effects as a friend of mine with asthma died on the very same runs). it was much the same for every sport I was forced to do. I now see that so called experts are stating on the internet that people with asthma respond well to placebos.
Hence my interest in your prescription for asthma, and if they still work?