Hello, I've just joined the forum. I've had asthma for over ten years controlled mainly by using salbutamol and clenil plus antihistamines , but this summer it has been much worse because of the high pollen levels. My GP gave me a short course of oral steroids and then changed the clenil to symbicort turbo inhaler 200/6. I am experiencing quite a few side effects from the symbicort and wondered if there is an alternative? When I saw my GP she suggested lowering the dose but then my asthma got worse again. I've made an appointment to see the Asthma nurse at the surgery, but would be grateful any information / suggestions you can help me with.