Well, since my previous post about getting my steroid inhaler changed, I ended up in A&E on Friday afternoon. I had walked round to my friend's house for a practise, and had been struggling in the wind. When I got there, I was breathless and tight chested, and despite loads of Ventolin, it ended up as a full blown attack which I just couldn't get under control. My friend took charge, and bundled me into the car (minus shoes) and took me to hospital.
It took 2 nebs to get control, but during that time, the doc in A&E spent quite a bit of time talking to me. He was asthmatic too, and made quite a few suggestions. Plumie on here also made similar suggestions so it's starting to make sense.
As one of my major triggers is cannister sprays of any kind, then maybe the propellant in my inhalers is a problem? The doc also mentioned that, and said I should go see my GP again, and ask for a nebuliser to use at home, and investigate using accuhalers. Plumie has also suggested this, so I'm doing some research and going to doc tomorrow armed with info. It all makes sense now if that's what the problem is.
So, sleepless nights and more pred, but feeling much more positive.