This advice, just posted by Asthma U.K. really worries me!
It says call 111 and tell them how often you use Ventolin and that it is not helping sufficiently. For me this doesn’t work. I am terrible at remembering to use Ventolin. Not totally hopeless, but terrible. I have to tell myself, remember to tell myself, to use it. Yet I have sought urgent care more than once when quite poorly, even having a gp panicking on one occasion, but that doesn’t mean I have used Ventolin. Yes, it can help, but it isn’t instant and a bit vague. So, if I am having a bad time and that is used as an indicator of severity I am potentially scuppered, especially if NHS already are managing a tsunami of need. I have been told this issue I sn’t so unusual, especially in us older folk. How do others manage this? I really dislike that salbutamol usage is used as an indicator. Anyone else?