I've just been diagnosed with asthma a few weeks ago despite having had lung problems on and off for the vast majority of my life! I was born with bronchial pneumonia, then had acute childhood bronchitis up until 16. Then from my early twenties I went through a spate of chest infections (pneumonia, pleurisy). Anyway its taken until I'm 32 for the doctors to decide I'm asthmatic.
My problem is I've just developed a nasty cold/cough and have barely slept the last three nights for constant coughing and wheezing, I coughed so much this morning I was sick.
I'm already taking the max dose of salbutamol sulphate and beclometasone that my GP recommended and I'm struggling to control my symptoms.
Is there any over the counter remedies you can recommend to help alleviate the coughing? Unfortunately I have been advised against the Flu jab as I have another medical condition called ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) which can react badly to the jab. So I guess I'm wondering if anyone has any pearls of wisdom on how to deal with the dreaded cold/cough scenario?
Appreciate any feedback you can give me, Chiara x