Had asthma since I was 2 with at its best 2 attacks per year which prednisolone would clear up. Recently it has changed and I can't seem to get rid of this breathlessness with no wheezing. Was in hospital earlier in year and had various tests including the heart and thankfully they were ok, it was put down to the pollen season. At the follow up appointment they did a dog allergy test and said if it was positive I should get rid of my dog (test came back moderate). Thanks for everyone's replies to my post ""Desperate to Keep My Dog"". I improved for a while and have not been well since October. I was at A&E last week and they gave me more steroids and antibiotiocs. When I went back to my GP he said once again my lungs were clear and he wondered if I had dysfunctional or distorted breathing and I should come off the steroids as they would not work anyway (and they weren't). He has given me a letter to take to the consultant whom I see again in 4 wks as he says sometimes this ""condition"" can be overlooked. I am getting really anxious which will only make things worse. Considering Buteyko. Any advice gratefully received.