I have been on Seretide 250 until fairly recently, and my asthma has been the best it has ever been, only needing to take Ventolin about once every 6 months. Since taking Fostair my asthma seems to have got gradually worse, and I am now taking Ventolin most days. I have spoken to doctors about this and got nowhere. This week i have had the biggest flare up I've had since I was about 5 years old (I'm 32 now). It peaked on Tuesday and I had to see a doctor whilst on holiday in Cornwall. I felt like someone was sitting on my chest, and couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without needing to sit down. The doctor got me to do peak flow, oxygen levels, and spirometer; All of which showed I have the lungs of a 20 year old. I felt so frustrated and a bit like a fraud! After reading topics on here it is really reassuring to know that I'm not the only one who had a perfectly fine peak flow etc. despite feeling poorly. The doctor thought I might have a heart condition as my lungs looked fine, so I got sent to A&E. 5 hours, an ECG, blood tests, and and an x-ray later, I felt like I had wasted everyone's time, and got sent home with Prednisolone (which has helped massively).
My question is, is there any hope of getting my inhaler switched back? Especially as all of the tests show that my asthma is really well controlled? I am a very active person, and am struggling at my usual fitness classes even on good days. Feeling pretty fed up at the minute.