Is it normal/have others developed new asthma symptoms seemingly out of the blue? I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 11 and it has been very severe particularly in the last year but in all that time except for one occasion in hospital when I was very poorly, I have never wheezed.
However, I have now developed a very audible wheeze (alongside my 'usual' symptoms including low PF). It's only come on in the last few days and I spent this morning with my GP/practice nurse because I was so breathless and concerned about my symptoms. I didn't even have to tell the GP why I was there - she could hear the wheeze and mentioned it before I said anything so it's back to the same old really close monitoring, camping at the GP surgery and instructions on when to go to A&E.
The only thing that has changed is that I've just had a very stressful week looking after a family member and I've been living in a damp, cold, mouldy cottage. I can understand that that would all trigger my asthma, but would it trigger an entirely new symptom?
Could this wheeze be a temporary symptom and can I expect to go back to my 'usual' presentation? Trying to think positively, at least I now have the expected asthma symptom and might be taken seriously by people who don't understand asthma.