My reviews are yearly but I'm finding I'm still getting to know the foibles of my condition, how it effects me and what is a serious episode.
I have tried to get a doctor's appointment this morning but as I'm not needing urgent attention I can't. I've asked for an asthma review with the nurse but I can't access that as I'm not due until May 2018. The nurses are busy with the flu jab administration at the moment.
Whilst I understand and I'm not in an urgent state I am confused over my medication. (on Symbicort SMART regime - put on that because of 3x pneumonia last year - and using ventolin out of preference to get me up the long steep hill twice daily) I've never had an asthma attack but I think I was close to one a couple of days ago after being very out of breath on the hill and subsequent lasting soreness of what feels like my trachea.
I'm wondering if I need to be pushier with the receptionist? How do you get them to listen to you and get them to understand that although it isn't an emergency now, it could be?