I really need some advice...
I have been struggling with asthma since February this year. I have been on a variety of different inhalers and to cut a long story short, none of them seem to agree with me.
Salbutamol caused me heart palpitations and Beclometasone caused me anxiety, muscle aches and agitation/restlessness.
I am now on Salmeterol (for a month) and have a crushing tight discomfort in my left side. I am getting to the end of my patience with it all and feel I am never away from the doctor/nurse but to no avail.
I had a chest x-ray at the end of September which came back clear. I have had two lots of blood taken - the first showed an infection (the doctor had suspected Pleurisy) and the second I have never been told about.
Do I have pleurisy or am I am taking a bad reaction to the Salmeterol? This is ruining my life. Some days, I am fine and others I have this intense crushing pain and I am starting to worry it is my heart or breast cancer. I feel I have a protruding rib at the left side. I am 29.
I cannot get my GP as he is away on leave for two weeks and the receptionist won't even put an appointment in his diary as it is 'not open yet'.