I've suffered from asthma for over 12yrs and have recently been diagnosed as brittle, severe and uncontrolled asthmatic.
Been put on uniphillin 200 in July after a rough period of bad attacks and some a&e visits.
Had the best nearly symptom free week in august whilst on holiday atvthe seaside but then picked up a virus that turned into a chest infection and been having this ""weird"" cough since the beginning of august!
My blood test last monday revealed that the theophylline levels were only 7 and should be 10-20 so been put on double dosis of uniphylline since.
I got another cold since Tuesday and this cough is getting worse again.
It's just the cough that's confusing me a bit as I never had one like this before:
I walk only a few yards and as soon as I stop I get this tingle in my throat and then it feels as if I get strangled, coughing and having problems to breathe in AND out!! This lasts for up to a minute, then I'm left with another minute where I can still not breathe out properly and therefore not being able to speak at all. And after another min or so the shortness of breath subsides, too.
I've got no chance of using the ventolin during this ""attack"" as no airflow anyway.
When I rest at home it's hardly there but as soon as I walk it's there again.
It's so embarrassing as it happens constantly and I can't stop it.
Does anyone else get this? I know I'm full of cold but had this new (to me) cough for about 10weeks now and doc gave me antibiotics that didn't help.
Would you say these are constant little asthma attacks or just coughs?
But why are they so suffocating?
Seeing my hospital con mid october if cough still there then I'll obviously ask him.
Sorry for these long words, would just like to know if someone else out there with those symptoms?
Lots of love