I was diagnosed with Asthma in December, but my first maintenance inhaler made me worse, so I only started on the current one (Clenil Modulite) two days before we went on holiday.
We were staying in a warm, dry house right by the sea. I felt awful when we set out to go there, but within a couple of hours of arriving I was much better. I only needed to use 3 puffs of reliever the whole week (two on the first night and one on the second) and I can't remember ever breathing so easily as I did the rest of the week. I've been scrambling over rocks, hiking up cliff paths and running along beaches with no problem at all.
Within 3 hours of getting back to our cold, damp house in a fairly damp Welsh valley, I was reaching for the reliever and back to feeling horrible again.
I already knew damp was a trigger - I feel much worse on humid or rainy days and can barely breathe at all on foggy days - but it's been really hard adjusting to feeling so awful after a week of feeling amazing. Is a dehumidifier likely to help? The whole house is very damp, so if I had it running in just one room would it really make a difference? Or, bearing in mind I've only just started treatment, should I just tough it out until the meds take full effect and hope the problem goes away then. But that means waiting another 7 weeks...