I seem tot be having a rough time and starting to wonder if its my asthma or something else going on. I was dianagnosed with asthma in December 2008 after what appeared to be an asthma attack after months of having similiar eposodes but having a itchy rash. In May 2009 I was diagnosed with VCD.
I seem to be still having attacks of SOB tight chest and a wheeze heard on my chest. MY VCD is more a coughing fit.
I generally dont respond to nebs alone when ill and tend to need Mag and Amiliophylline. I have been intubated in ITU and been on CPAP. My SATS tend to be generally ok although they do drop and pick up...
Everyday I get out of breath easily and have a dry horse cough with ocassional productive cough. I dont have a wheeze unless I am ill. My normal peak flow is around 400 (best 550). It is worse at night and when exercising.
I have tries symibcort becotide zafuleukast montalucast. Now on sertide and antihistamines and Lansprozole. But still using my salbutamol about 4 times a day. I am in hopsital about every 5 weeks. and distrups my life.
Tests have shown a normal lung function... no allergies shown on testing.... only a small reaction on histamine challenge test..... but I have high total IgE and high eosinophils level. Crp is usually around 15 when I have an attack.
Any ideas if this sounds like asthma or some other problem?