Ok so I know I've mentioned this a few times on here, but I'm getting confused and frustrated!!
I was diagnosed with asthma recently, a big trigger for me is exercise. I get tight chest, a stitch feeling in the bottom of my lungs made worse on breathing in, breathe in but don't feel as though there's any air moving and when I stop, my lungs burn and feel itchy inside. I also get phlegmy during running and feel like I'm breathing through a straw.
I take Ventolin before exercise which definately improves things but all the above still happen. So now I'm on Seretide and Montelukast which are both supposed to be great for EIA but I'm still getting the above symptoms when exercising. During the day/night normally, my symptoms are vastly improved on these drugs.
So I'm confused, is it asthma or something else? I'm really not enjoying running now as I get scared coz I can't breathe and I find it frustrating. Am I just pushing myself too hard? Is it just coz I'm unfit? The doc and asthma nurse are no use and can't offer any suggestions, the ventolin helps so thats good enough for them.
Can anyone offer any advice?
***EDIT forgot to say, the nurse wants me to reduce the Seretide now my symptoms are otherwise controlled