This is my first post.
I am 18 and 3 months ago I started having trouble breathing like even walking to the bus stop etc would make me short of breath.
I went to the doctor who at first thought it was just a cold and said to give it 4 weeks and if it wasn't any better to go back, it didn't get better so I went back and he then suggested that it might be Asthma, he gave me a Salbutamol Sulphate Evohaler and told me to take it when needed and he then made an appointment for me to see a nurse for a lung capacity test.
I had the lung capacity test yesterday and though my breaths came back within normal range for my age etc it was on the lower side.
The nurse said that I don't have Asthma, she thinks that I have a viral infection and that it should clear up on it's own soon, she said to come back in 3 months if i'm no better.
Does that seem crazy to anyone? I am obviously new to all of this but I am so certian that I have Asthma, I told her how the Inhaler has been helping yet she told me to stop using it? I still have it and intend on using it until it runs out as it's the only thing that has helped so far.
A few weeks ago I walked home from town (about a 10 minute walk) and I got to the point where I felt dizzy and thought I was going to pass out because I just couldn't breath, I don't wheeze but I cough and my stomach feels tight when I breath in.
Has anyone else had problems getting diagnosed? Or am I really crazy and just imagining it lol? That is what the nurse made me feel like.
Her advice was to eat healthy and exercise, how am I suppose to excersise when I can't breath?
I am just so frustrated, I don't know what to do, I feel just as confused as I did 3 months ago when it all started happening.
Thanks for reading,