Summers, for me, are such a relief compared to wintertime. I don’t do well with the cold (and damp?) weather. Thus I have agreed with a GP that it would be good to reduce my inhaler now it is warm again. He suggested it after a lung function test which he interpreted as me having mild asthma. I also spoke to a AUK nurse who did not see it that way. I trust her more, as it felt as if he was using a flowchart approach to ‘standard’ expectation of asthma symptoms.
Since last October I have been monitoring my PF twice daily, and while nothing has been dramatic it had a max of 375 then to a max now of 330, and it has plateaued. That is not exactly dramatic, but the AUK nurse felt that was worth taking seriously. I am still hoping that with the warmer weather I will regain 375 or thereabouts. It would reflect how I feel.
However, I started reducing, to 3 puffs of Fostair 200/6 in 24 hours from 4 puffs, and now, of course, I don’t know if that stopped my PF improving or if it is caused by my reduction in Fostair intake or not. The AUK nurse suggested I go back to 4 puffs to get my seasonal optimal pf first, then reduce slowly again. Only, I don’t know what my current optimal would be.
How do others on here manage these things?