I'm a little bit confused because I went for a spirometry test today because I saw a doctor a while ago as my asthma was bad and she increased me to 4 puffs of seretide twice a day and said i should have this test. So I went today, and I was really excited because the nurse said it was really good! I have been feeling loads better since starting the increased seretide so I was really happy. Then she said that I don't have asthma which also sounded like really good news to me. Since I have been home however, I have actually thought about it, and I am a little confused on a few things:
1. A consultant once told me that asthmatics should have normal spirometry when well
2. The nurse has told me to stop all medication immediately, which is a bit scary as I've always been told to decrease them slowly (although if I don't have asthma this won't matter anyway right?)
3. I have been into hospital a lot with asthma, and if that wasn't asthma attacks what was it and how can I stop it happening again?
4. Why have inhalers and steroids always seemed to work for me? Could it all be in my head?
Please don't get the wrong idea - I would be ecstatic if it turned out I don't have asthma! But I don't want to get my hopes up if its not right. Also I'm scared to completely cut off medication right now as I have a lot going on and I can't afford to have problems (be they related to the asthma or all in my head!)
Sorry for the long, confused waffle - I'm just a little scared
P.S. My mum is going to ring the doctors tomorrow to check anyway so I am getting proper medical advice! I just wanted to ask people who know about this stuff and how scary it can be.