I visited my surgery last week and saw one of the nurses - the appointment was to have a spirometry test.
Because of a course of antibiotics I had had I was told that I would have to wait 4-6 weeks after the end of the course of antibiotics before having the test.
Anyway, she chatted to me and asked me how I got on with my inhaler and asked me to show her how I used it which I did.
Apparently, I inhale it too quickly. Heather (the nurse) asked me to use it again and this time to inhale it slowly which is the best way to do it.
When I need my inhaler I find it really difficult to inhale slowly. I usually wait until I really need it before using it; consequently I breath it in as quickly as possible - I just want to get my breath back and breathing it in quickly is just automatic with me.
How on earth am I going to learn that the best way is 'slowly'!!!!!
When I get really breathless, I panic and in my panic I'm desperate to feel better asap hence I inhale quickly.