I take fostair 200 one puff twice a day. Given that it is the summer months I thought I would try reduce my dosage to 100. I have my doctor’s blessing but each time I try to reduce it I keep getting an increase of annoying sticky mucus in the right side of my throat. As soon as I increase it again it stops.
I have been trying to reduce by replacing my morning puff with 100 and keeping the other as 200. I don’t really understand why this happens because if I was to take 1 puff of 200 and 1 puff of 100 just at night and nothing during the day then I would have no issues during the day but the double dose of fostair does cause me chest tightness.
Ultimately, I want to know how much of a difference does it make to take the higher dose of steroid over the long term in terms of side effects? Also, whilst I know we are all different, is it not strange to have such annoying mucus and need the higher fostair when my fev is around 85%? I don’t really need the inhaler for my exercise tolerance just fo control my mucus production