Just found this forum and i'm after some desperatley needed advice......
I was diagnosed with asthma at age 4 and suffered badly through childhood and well into teens. Since then i suffer in the winter and usually end up on steroids following a bad cold or chest. I take Seretide 250mg inhaylor, ventolin as and when and 4x phylocontin tabs per day (amanophalin). My asthma is relatively well controlled but in January i started feeling breathless all day every day and it hasnt stopped. My G.P has tried increasing/changing medication and i have tried everything from singular to Montelukast as a add on. I have had a spirometry test, chest xray, blood tests ecg and currently awaiting an echo but all have so far come back normal. During these perios my peakflow has remained roughly the same. My question is...do you thing this is asthma or something else? Its a very real symptom and lately i have felt very tight/sore chested when i wake and ventolin doesnt relieve it that much? We have looked into the possiblilty of anxiety and celeaic disease but again these have been ruled out. I am at my wits end as My G.p has run out of ideas and the respiratory consultant i am now seeing is so booked up that my next apt could be 6 months away!
Any advice or info would be greatly rec'd.