Just been to see the consultant at chest clinic. my spiro test was normal and i actuall y managed a pf of 350. my oxygen levels were also ok as was my ecg.so that was all good news but i felt like a failure as i still get the coughing bouts , chest crushing feeling, and a painful upper back, SO the conultant said i may be suffering from GERD. gastro-eosophagus reflux disease. he says it is very common with asthmatics as asthma coughing can weaken the eosphagul (not sure of spelling) muscles over time. i am continuing with my seretide 250 but he has prescribed medication for the GERD. i have to go back in 4 weeks. so we shall see. i was a bit puzzled at this cos i have never suffered heartburn once in my 40 years.
anybody else suffer with this as well as asthma?