This week I attended an excellent pulmonary physio at the hospital I am attending. She is trained in amongst other things Buteyko. From this she has cobbled together a set of excercises based on both conventional breathing retraining for hyperventilation and Buteyko. I have been practicing these now for a few days.
I have also been having adverse reactions to both Symbicort and Seretide, my doctor has changed me from a combined inhaler to two seperate inhalers a steroid (Alvesco) and a LABA (Onbrez).
As soon as I took the Onbrez I knew we were onto something.
The Alvesco has none of the throat adverse effects & dryness that comes with Seretide as it only activates in the lungs. Alvesco is also a small particle inhaler which suits my condition as my small airway function is reduced.
Anyway the upshot of all this is a significant improvement in my general wellness over the last week.
I really believe the Buteyko is worth a shot even to slow ones breathing down and provide some control. I have seen Buteyko course prices in the UK and they are high, there is however lots on both YouTube and documentation on the web.
Fingers crossed this state continues for me.