I changed to a different Practice after 32 years because my GP retired and I had become unhappy with the running of the Practice. In the new Practice, the doctor asked me to book in with a Practice Nurse for an asthma check. I was diagnosed with late-onset asthma 5-6 years ago at the age of 60 and have never had an asthma check until today!!
I've had a wonderfully informative session with the Practice nurse and discovered I need to use my turbo haler every day - (I was using it sometimes when I felt I needed it) and she increased my dose today from one puff morning and evening to two puffs till my breathing settles down more.
I didn't use the blue inhaler because I didn't think it worked and the nurse today has given me a new one and an aerochamber .
She also did a peak-flow test.
I've never had the full information I've had today so I'm quite shocked. Thank goodness I changed to a new Practice!