I'm new to this forum but am a bit frustrated with my current condition and just wondering if anyone could give a bit of advice.
I have had a non-productive cough and been feeling short of breath for the last 4 months. I have positive results for histamine challenge and bronchoscopy shows inflammation in my airways. My consultant prescribed Symbicort (2 puffs twice a day) which I have been using for 10 weeks. Although I haven't seen its effectiveness my consultant insisted on me using it and asked me to increase the dosage if necessary. He said I'm not asthmatic (even with these asthma symptoms) so the symptoms should go away with Symbicort. So far, apart from the side effects (cramps and rapid heart rate) I haven't noticed any changes yet. And whenever I had a cold I just got so much worse.
Sometimes I would have to go home early from work or even take the whole day off because I feel too breathless and exhausted from the cough. I am a marathon runner too and this 'asthma' has put me out of business.
I have talked to my GP about it and he said just follow the consultant's advice...but it's been way too long and I'm now extremely frustrated. Any advice will be hugely appreciated!