Hi I'm new to this website so please forgive me if I'm touching on anything that's been talked about before.
I've had asthma since I was 3 but it was never really a problem until about 2 years ago. My flat developed really bad damp which was worst in my flatmate's bedroom but really seemed to irritate my asthma and the landlord wouldn't fix it. Since then I've moved to a new flat and been switched around on inhalers. Now I'm on symbicourt and my asthma is good other than the occasional slip so I usually go weeks between needing to take my sulbutamol. I am worried about the occasional slip though because sometimes it's just a little thing and other times I'm at the doctors to get nebulised. Even though my dream of being a pilot will probably never happen I did find out that if I control my asthma it wouldn't stop me from passing the medical (yay). As well as that I need to lose weight so I need to reduce the slips and lose weight and my asthma nurse tells me one will help with the other.
Sometimes when I cough I can't stop and that's something I'm also worried about. I guess I'm trying to find some kind of exercise I can do that won't push me into a cough I can't shake off and any tips for taking care of my asthma until I move again.
Quick explanation on that - the landlord's idea of blocking up a fireplace is to fill it with cardboard which had gone mouldy and was a serious problem when some wildlife attempted to move in there and disturbed it. My flatmate and I have replaced the cardboard and asked the landlord to block it properly but apparently allergens won't travel through cardboard so it shouldn't be a problem. We're moving out anyway.