one and a half years ago I saw my dr because I felt short of breath or not quite right and he couldn't hear anything in my chest but said, ""You might have mild asthma"" take a blue inhaler, so he wrote a prescription and off I went.
Then I went back and asked, do you think i really do have asthma and he did spirometry and it said borderline obstruction which no one was concerned about. (I felt fine on that day anyway).
He said, if it becomes a problem you can have a dose of prediserone (sp) or something like that. If inhaler works, here is prescription for another one.
In last few weeks, I have had some wheezing and many dreams that I am suffocating, although I don't wake up so they could just be dreams. I feel like I need to cough but mostly I don't because if I do cough I need to more but nothing comes out. I'm not desperately out of breath of a day, but my lungs often just feel, well, wrong, like they are made out of tighter than normal elastic or something. Not free and easy and light like they used to when I never even used to notice breathing!!
I phoned the surgery and asked for repeat script for inhaler and they just sent it out and said they didn't need to see me.
Basically, I'm afraid to go back to doc in case they say it is in my mind (which they did seem to imply before) although now I am not the only one to notice as my friend has also heard it. I feel like I get out of breath easily and wheeze very quietly but not all the time. Compared to you all here I feel a bit pathetic but also, not sure what to do. Even though it is mild, it is just, well, tiring and I'm thinking it could be got rid of, so why be a martyr!
Anyway, I don't know whether to go to my normal doc, who said prednisorone or whether to change doc and start afresh with someone new.
I am especially dreading hayfever coming up because last year i was too scared to go to sleep because i kept thinking I was dying breathing in the night but i couldn't wake myself up til i drempt i died. but antihistamine did help that. i think it was congestion rather than lungs.
So, should i just take blue inhaler and go back to doc when it runs out, go to same doc or go to new doc or can you suggest something else. I don't even know if it is asthma or not but they don't seem happy to commit one way or the other. Should you take inhaler at smallest odd feeling or at a certain point (and what is that point? is it a certain peak flow or certain amount of time?)
I don't communicate well with docs so need loads of info so when I do speak to one i know what i want to say and i already thought about things.