Hello everyone and hope you are all well as can be.
Just been prescribed Symbicort inhaler as previously was on Beclometasone and Ventolin. Had couple of infections last few weeks and been on antibiotics and steroids..... 2 courses. Booked in to see Nurse at GP surgery yesterday for spirometry test and my numbers have gone down since last test.
Had the test when diagnosed on 2nd July and FEV1 was 73% yesterday it was 69%. Wants me back in 6 weeks for another spirometry. I put my heart and soul into the test yesterday as well. Nurse had told me to take puff of Ventolin couple of hours before test but other Nurse said not to so I didn't. After the first round of blowing............ Nurse gace me 4 puffs of Ventolin, wait 20 minutes then blow again. Nurse last time gave me Ventolin in nebuliser. Would nebuliser be better? I stood up this time as bit overweight round the stomach and thought this would improve on the July reading. Blew like crazy but so disappointed that reading had gone down. Now worried that I am going to plummet down the stages.