Hi Everyone. I'm just looking for some place to leave a wee rant or maybe get some advice. Its been over a year since i was diagnosed. I'm currently on Seretide, Montelaukst and ventolin. I haven't had many attacks thankfully and know there are a lot of people who are worse off than me but i just feel so frustrated just now.
I haven't been feeling great for a long long time now. I was at my asthma review about 3 weeks ago and the nurse said that everything had settled well and my peak flow and improved a great deal and my asthma seems to be controlled.
Why is then that I still have a constant cough well more like a bark? I have had this from when i was first diagnosed. I feel i'm wasting the doctors time and that they think i'm just moaning for the sake of it. I was at the doctors this morning and i got a locum doctor. He said i ""might"" have a chest infection. I'm really not sure. Anytime i've had chest infections in the past i have been completely floored with it even before my asthma was diagnosed. I'm not sleeping due to the cough, its now starting to get painful with each bark and the doctors don't seem to have an answer.
I know coughing is a symptom of asthma but i never have a wheeze and my chest is normally always clear. If my asthma is under control why do i still have this painful cough and why can't my doctors seem to help?
Sorry for the rant just really frustrated.