Adult on-set asthma, here. Started June 2018 and as far as we can tell triggered by allergies to mold, dust mites and ragweed (which we don’t have here in Oregon, yet) and air quality, smoke, cold, exercise and viruses.
Saw my new asthma doctor- yay! He gave me a new and much improved asthma plan 2 weeks ago. A couple of things happened over the last week or so. 1. I decided to try not taking xyzal (he had not listed it as one of my meds, it was from the previous doc) because I suspected that was why I have been so tired and unmotivated. It felt great to stop… but I think after a few days I could tell my breathing and coughing was getting worse. I started back taking 1/2 a xyzal. Then on sunday I thought a virus was starting- straight to the chest. I stayed home on Monday.
Now on Thursday, I don’t feel better. My peak flow is just below 350 (regular high is 400), I feel like my breathing is tight, I’ve been coughing quite a bit and will wheeze a little at the end of coughing, I cough when I lay down. I’ve used my albuterol which helps some.
That puts me at level 2, which says: “use albuterol as needed, Breo 200 1 puff twice a day”
This my question- everything I read says you only take one dose of Breo per day. Has anyone taken two doses a day? Does that have a lot of side effects? I go skiing again on Saturday and I don’t want to have weird side effects on the mountain.
I do plan on calling the doctor’s office tomorrow, but I wanted to hear other people’s opinions, too.
Thank you!! Hope everyone is doing well and breathing well.