I am usually a very well controlled asthmatic - take sirdupla 125/25 two puffs twice a day and rarely if ever need to use my salbutamol inhaler. Most of my asthma attacks have been able to be managed at home.. as I often get some warning symptoms of having to use my inhaler more.
This time, i've had two to three weeks of slowly increasing symptoms, now I'm waking up wheezy and tight chested in the night, and having to use my blue inhaler during the day. I am still able to exercise though, but when I finish I often find i'm tight chested and wheezy in the evenings.
Prior to the sirdupla (which works well for me) I used to double my ICS dose in this situation - but I'm not sure what to do this time? Plus my GP surgery has no appointments, only online e-consult (which I've done!) - i dont want to leave it so long I need oral steroids, although it does feel like that point is coming....
What else could i ask for instead of oral steroids to help reduce the inflammation and get the symptoms under control?