I was diagnosed with allergic asthma about 9 months ago (but I really feel like it's gone on way longer than that!) I was put on Singulair, which caused some female issues, so I was switched to Aerospan for a maintenance inhaler. That worked really well for me when I took it with a Zyrtec daily. At the beginning of February, I went to refill my Aerospan and I found out they discontinued it. So they put me on Qvar because that's the preferred RX through my insurance. After a few weeks, I realized the Qvar isn't doing a thing for me. So for two days, I didn't take my maintenance inhaler, and I've needed my rescue inhaler twice each day. I got a sample of Symbicort yesterday and took it last night and this morning. It seems ok, but I know I'm not up to 100% yet. How long would it take before I notice some actual improvement?
I'm trying to improve my very bad posture, which I think could be one of the things makes me feel like my asthma's probably worse than what it really is. It doesn't help that I'm anxious because of the asthma issue, so I just don't know. I'm super stressed (my husband lost his job at the end of January), and I have all kinds of anxiety-related issues, so I'm sure that's not helping either. I guess I just need to know that it will get better. It's weird because if I do something like take a bath and read a book or go on Pinterest or something, I can take my mind off of it and I start to feel better. That has to mean something good, right?