I was just wondering if any of you have had bad asthma symptoms with a reasonably high peak flow? I am currently working at around 85% (450/530) but I have found that some doctors are not inclined to believe that my symptoms are as bad as my peak flow readings are quite high.
Just a little background to this, I play solo cornet in a brass band and prior to being diagnosed with asthma following a particularly bad chest infection, could easily run 10ks. So I’m guessing that those two hobbies are the reason that my peak flow personal best is quite a lot higher than the average for my weight and age.
At a recent asthma review, I discussed the fact that I am struggling to play my cornet and haven’t really managed to get back into running for the last year. The asthma nurse looked at my peak flow and compared it to the average for my age and said that my asthma is fine and well managed.
I am now in the middle of a flare up and am on steroids and antibiotics and so now isn’t the best time to go to the doctors about long term asthma management. I was just wondering if anyone has had a similar experience and has any advice (obviously not medical advice as I am aware that this isn’t the appropriate place for that). For reference, I am on Montelukast and Symbicort.