My first post so if its in the wrong place - apologies!
I generally have very good control of my asthma, get my check every year and rarely take my ventolin inhaler apart from say when I have a cold/flu or during hot humid days (which are few and far between in Edinburgh!) but I have recently changed jobs and now work in an office that basically has no windows to open (there are good reasons for this ironically!) and an air conditioning system that also doubles as a heating system which frankly doesnt work properly.
But my main problem is the humidity. I have read around on the web that the average comfortable level should be between 40-60%, my office in 20% and on very good days might reach 30%. But I'm seriously beginning to feel its affecting my asthma.
My peak flow is not down that much but my body feels like its trying to breath in air like I'm on top of Mount Kilimanjaro! Its like I'm trying to breath in dry air. I'm got all sorts of wee pains in my side and back which I think could be asthma related as well.
I have made an appointment to see my Dr but was just wondering if anyone has any knowledge of humidity and asthma and the side effects it can have?