I have had a persistant cough for well over a year and had 11 chest infections in a year! I was finnaly diagnosied with asthma in Feb this year after many many visits the the doctors, they weren't taking me seriously at all.
Since May I have been off work, I had managed to go back part time and things were going great until the other week, I was abroad on holiday all the dr's advised me to go as it would be good for my 'well being' which it was but I got another infection over there, luckily I had antibiotics which helped I thought I'd got it quick enough but since I returned I have been worse and I'm on more antibiotics and off work again!!! I'm just sick of it all, I seem to get an infection ever 7-9 weeks the past 4 infections have all been in a 'cycle' and before I get one I feel great and my cough goes away. I have been seen by the hosiptal and I'm due there in a few weeks and I'm currently having physio but I feel its not helping at all. Has anyone else found that they keep getting infections and they can't shift them? I just feel its totally ruining my life and I'm sooooo worried that eventually I'll be jobless and lifeless as I am unable to do anything as it takes me 3-4 weeks to get over each infection and even then I'monly about 75% normal.
Sorry for the rant but I am seriously loosing the will to live