Hello everyone welcome to my first topic post!! I was diagnosed with adult on-set asthma at the beginning of July. It was very scary, off to hospital in ambulance on oxygen etc. The asthma nurse has increased my symbicort to 4 puffs twice daily and for the first two weeks the need for my blue inhaler fell of dramatically. The last few days I have found that I am needing it more but my peak flow is still on the same level. Is this usual?
I sometimes run out of breath when I'm speaking and need to take a deep breath to continue. I also get a tightness in the base of my throat rather than my chest. Are these common asthma symptoms?
I know that you can't give medical advice but I am tending to avoid taking the blue inhaler - do you think I should take it when my throat gets tight or not?
I am going to see the consultant next week and I think I'm hoping he'll say that I don't have asthma. I think that is going to be a forlorn hope.