I went for a medication review and was offered either montelukast or a different combination inhaler (I presume at the same dose).
I was struck for a moment with the prospect of having some days for the new one to kick in and must have pulled a face, so the nurse chose to trial montelukast. It will take a few months to work, but I can go back in a month if it's not working.
I'm just so cross. I'd just reduced an unrelated medication and am on my last week of taper. I've got all my allergy medications.
My asthma seems unwilling to follow typical patterns which makes me wonder if it really is asthma. I've been trying not to use my reliever where possible, but it's just making me tired and slightly uncomfortable.
I did have an attack in December, but avoided going to hospital. I've never done, but have about two attacks a year. Mostly just low level irritating symptoms, mostly my peak flow is okay and not diurnal (often my morning is better). I consistently get symptoms at the bottom two green PEFs. Except a couple of weeks, it shoots straight back up - by the evening after my attack it was normal again. No wheeze. I feel a fraud in many ways.
I've had steroids twice since November but should have got some a further two times.
Nurse has started talking about 'difficult asthma' and says if these don't work then I'll probably benefit from seeing a specialist in a hospital.
I do feel better than November, but I can't help but wonder if I would anyway and if there's any point to be making my prevented at all. (I'm not going to stop taking it because I don't want concordance to be blamed for my symptoms.)