I went to GP as I was having trouble when running, about 10mins into it my chest hurts, i get a phlegmy cough and its like trying to breath through a straw. I've been given a peak flow meter to record am/pm and before and after exercise. Usually on resting its 530 (which apparently is high for my sex/age/height) and after exercise has been as low as 390.
Since doing the monitoring I've also found it can drop to 450 even when I'm not exercising (or doing anything in fact) with this I get a tight chest, get agitated and cross with the kids and feel quite tired, this can go on for a few hours (In fact i'd been to GP previously with tiredness, they checked bloods for anaemia and hypothyroidism but they were fine) i'd never really thought about it before but the symptoms tie in with the low peak flow reading.
Trouble is I don't know if these changes in peak flow are significant? I'm not seeing my GP for another 3 weeks when I have a spirometry test booked. Also what if they do the spirometry test on a good day? It won't pick up the changes on a bad day will it?
This is all new to me and I'd appreciate some advice from those who have more experience. Sorry my post rambles on!!