Hi, I'm a new user to this forum. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was a kid and up to about 5 years ago, it was pretty well controlled to the extent of hardly ever needing my brown inhaler. Anyway, over the past 5 years I've had more and more chest infections (for example, I had bronchitis twice last year and about 3 other chest infections, all treated with steroids) and over the past 6 months I seem to be short of breath most days. Today I used my ventolin inhaler on about 5 seperate occasions. I feel really bad wasting my GPs time, I mean I'm a student and an auxiliary nurse and outside of those 2 things pretty active and always doing something, but I'm beginning to worry a little. I went to see him on Tuesday, and all he said was everyone has times when they think they won't ever get better, and I've probably just had something viral that I can't shake off. I'm wondering whether I should go back to see him again, if there is any point? Like I said, I don't want to make a fuss but I'm not sure what else to do (I've been managing my asthma with becotide for the past 2 years now and I keep to it).