I was diagnosed with mild symptoms, aggravated by colds and cold weather, at the end of last year. The problems I was having were sporadic, but seemed to follow a heavy cold which would always hit my chest.
Symptoms improved with ventolin. Until I started exercising, a New Years resolution which I am sticking with I'm pleased to say. The downside though is that I cannot shake the asthma symptoms... persistent cough, restricted breathing particularly when chest down (eg. press ups). The doctor prescribed me a short course of steroid tablets but these have not helped at all. I'm using the ventolin 20 mins before exercising and needing between exercise as well. Anti-histamine tablets aren't making any difference either.
So I have an appointment with an asthma nurse at my doctors surgery on Friday, trouble is under normal conditions I don't have too much of a problem, ie. breathing easier, less coughing. The problems occur when I'm exercising.
Does anyone have any similar experiences? Is there anything I should be asking/demanding that the nurse does? Having read many posts on here it seems that there are things out there that will make it easier to exercise, but first and foremost I have to get the doctor and nurse to see there's a problem. please advise?