As I posted on the peak flow topic, I had very bad asthma while I was on holiday which has gradually improved since I returned home a few days ago. I think I may had a reaction to some sort of pollen there as I was fine before I went and something similar happened when I went abroad a few years ago. However I'm still getting bouts of breathlessness, despite my peak flow being normal, as it was when I was on holiday too. I went back to the doctor's today and he basically said it was all in my mind, because I had a problem with anxiety a few years ago (which I am free of now) and he thinks that's the reason for all this. He said my chest sounded fine, but I said I was feeling ok at the moment and the breathlessness was coming on quite suddenly at night and in the morning. I also keep getting tingling in my face and feeling dizzy when I'm breathless and he said ""people with asthma don't get that"". He said my peak flow would be down if I was having asthma symptoms. I told him peak flow didn't always correlate with people's asthma and also that I'd spoken to one of the nurses from Asthma UK who said something similar. He said ""Rubbish!"" and I got pretty annoyed with him then, as I know for a fact this isn't rubbish and I know for a fact this is not a panic attack or anxiety but asthma. I've had asthma for 25 years, I know full well what asthma feels like! I told him I wanted a spirometry test and he has told me to go back next week while the nurse does it. I just couldn't believe the arrogance of this guy - just because I had some symptoms he couldn't understand he thought it was in my mind. I've have felt a bit better today but i've had to cancel another holiday next week as I still don't feel well enough. But hey, it's just all in my mind I guess!!