HI there, I wonder if anyone can help a frustrated asthma sufferer.
I have had asthma since I was a child and it has generally been well managed with inhalers. In the last five years I noticed I was getting slightly more short of breath but nothing too worry about as the inhalers did the job just fine.
However, in the last year, my asthma has got much worse. I have completely revised my inhalers and I am now taking spray inhalers using a spacer (I previously used powder ones). I have seen my doctor regularly but I'm struggling to make any progress to get back to where I was.
There reasons for my asthma getting worse could be due to too things: 1) a new cat in the house or 2) poor ventilation at work. Since I normally feel fine at home and worse at work, I feel that the ventilation is the problem. We have the air conditioning turned off, and recent air quality tests have found the CO2 levels and temperature are high whilst the humidity is low. Or could it be a slow sensitised reaction the cat? I just don't know.
I've never had problems round animals before or at work and hence my frustration! Has anyone had any similar experiences?