This isnt urgent or anything - just not sure what I can do next.
I had an attack at a training session 10 days ago and it seemed to take a bit longer than usual to settle down and more ventolin than normal. My coach helped me and I was back training as soon as I could breathe. Not breathing is never an excuse to not carry on training. My asthma is relatively mild so Im able to keep going even with the shakes!
I havent been right since. It has felt like someone is literally sitting on my chest and Ive had on/off wheezing, high temp and on/off cough. I thought it was a cold or virus so I left it thinking it would get better but instead got worse. Sleeping was impossible as I felt like I was being sat on. Got into see GP today and because I wasnt wheezing at that particular moment - he says I dont have asthma. My family, coach and team doctor have all witnessed my wheezing at some point and helped me accordingly. Its only due to strict drug testing that the team doctor cannot prescribe anything (at club level) I was accused of panic when I wasnt - just having a hard time catching my breath. I actually did trust this doctor and he was the only one I did trust, now I think that they think Im lying. He seemed to change his mind about me and gave me a course of Prednisolone which Im finding hard as Im an athlete and taking stuff like that isnt great. Then I was told to chill out - eh? Im surprised I was so controlled in NOT being in a total panic which always includes tears. I knew panic would make it worse so I have been taught by team medics how not to panic if asthma starts up so I knew at that particular moment - NO PANIC, just short of breath.
My preventer stopped working so I did ask for a new one prior to this appointment and unfortunately I had a bad allergic reaction to it and my family said that my lips were really swollen and I had hives. That was dismissed and I have no preventer now. This is seriously going to mess up my training if I have uncontrolled symptoms.
The team doctor has said it is asthma but my local GP says no. Ive had it nearly all my life and know what is and what isnt right. I feel like I was laughed at. I was struggling to talk as I needed an extra breath in and tried to keep it short. I felt so bad, I refused to even try peak flow and by the point of ""lets listen to your chest"" came around, I wasnt feeling co-operative but let him do it anyways. Im being looked after by my family at the moment so they can get me help if and when I need it. Im well looked after by them.
I dont actually know where I go from here - Ive always had things controlled and if it isnt asthma then thats over 2 decades of a mis-diagnosis. Im wondering what if could be as he didnt give an alternative to asthma. I dont understand but due to work committments, I cannot get into see asthma nurse as she doesnt do weekend appointments. I feel like Im in a swimming pool with no sides - no idea what is next. Any ideas?