I was diagnosed with asthma 30 years ago and prescribed inhaler(s).
When my condition worsened about 5 years ago I saw a consultant who diagnosed bronchiectasis.
I came away with the impression that I no longer had asthma but this new condition, and that I should continue the use of sybicort inhaler as and when I needed it.
For the last 5 years I have suffered from a steady cought and was prescribed antibiotics on a frequent basis, and continued with the inhaler but irregularly.
Finally, I saw a new doctor and asked to see a consultant again as I felt the antibiotics were not resolving my issues.
Lung capacity was measured at 250.
To cut a long story short, I discovered that I must take the sybicort regularly, every day, 4 puffs in total. I was told it was ineffective to use occasionaly and needed to be taken daily in the prescribed dose.
After 10 days my lung capacity had increased to 400 plus and my chest cleared completely.
I wonder how many other asthma sufferers there are that take sybicort as and when rather than 4 puffs every day?