Hi, I'm new to here and hoping to get some advice. I'm 30 and had asthma since I was about 14 although I've been taking Becotide 2 puffs twice a day since then and its always been controlled, I've never really suffered from it apart from running to catch a train or something and getting out of breath, then I would take some ventolin and it was fine.
Suddenly for the last 2 months I've been suffering....pain in my chest, feeling breathless, little bit of cough, not really any wheezing. I'm getting panicked as I've never had this before, am bit stressed so don't know if I'm getting panic attacks/anxiety and mistaking it for asthma as I'm asthmatic or if my asthma is suddenly bad. Having to take Ventolin once or twice a day and doesn't seem to actually do anything to solve it. Only just realised I should take my peak flow after suffering like this for 2 months and getting very frustrated but my reading is 450-500 which is quite good for me, so I'm confused, is this asthma or just panic? GP has not been very helpful, just referred me to asthma nurse but asthma nurse is busy and I've been told she will contact me within 2 weeks to make an appointment! Breathing in is harder than breathing out and I'm getting it about every other day on and off, very strange. Can anyone give any advice? Thanks