I've been pondering this for a while and it's on my list of questions for the next time I see my doc. But then @Shea made :
I had my followup today, ended up being with a NP with a student–they are like, you shouldnt have such a high pulse rate all the time (i am always over 100) and you shouldnt have to use your recue inhaler more than twice a week (i use mine 3-4 x a day along with nebs when im on my normal prednisone
My current Asthma Action Plan has me take albuterol in the AM along w/ Atrovent and QVar. I've been wondering if that would be counted in the "no more than twice a week" count. It's part of my prevention, not for rescue. I also take it for pre-treating before exercise and I know I'm not to count it in that case. In fact, the doc always phrases it that way – how often are you taking albuterol when not pretreating for exercise.
Does anyone else take short acting meds on a daily basis as part of your prevention plan? What has your doc told you about "counting" that toward needing to use your "rescue" inhaler?