Just looking for some advice. Only recently diagnosed with asthma (don’t know type etc yet) so still learning as my asthma nurse says lol. Hope everyone is doing ok. I have recently changed jobs and finding I am still quite breathless when walking up stairs and walking fast on the level. I tried my ventolin inhaler 5-10 mins before I knew I was going to be doing stairs and I really did feel like it made a positive difference to me.
1. Am I ok to do this before if I know it helps, or do I wait til I become breathless on the stairs then take it?
Also, I was changing jobs before I got the asthma diagnosis but spoke to the occupational health people beforehand about a possible diagnosis and other problems I had been having. (She asked my peak flow and said she wasn’t too worried that it was asthma) and I then got the job and haven’t been in touch with them since.
2. Should I inform my employer (NHS) and occupational health of my asthma even if it is mild?