Hi I have had asthma now for over 20 years now. I wasn't diagnosed until my early 20s. Now in my 40s it has become progressively worse and I am taking the highest dose of steroid inhaler Flutiform 250 two puffs twice a day.
My asthma however hasn't been well controlled for some time and it has been worse than ever this week so I went to see my GP. He took my peak flow reading which he said should be 420 mine is only 320. He has given me an additional inhaler to try alongside the Flutiform and assures me that it isn't steroid based. He also said that if this new inhaler doesn't work then I will need to see a consultant. He has also suggested that I get an X-ray taken and have a spirometer test.
I am feeling very nervous now that he has mentioned seeing a consultant. I would like to hear from anyone who has gone down this route and what has helped control your asthma many thanks for taking the time to read.