Hiya, I was sent to hospital by my GP last week with a suspected blood clot but after countless tests (chest x ray, CT scan, blood tests and ECG) it all came back clear, thank goodness. However they think I may have asthma and I have a peak flow meter and blue inhaler and have to keep a log. I am getting readings some 50 to 100 litres higher after the inhaler, before they are around 350 to 400 and after around 420 up to 500.
I know very little about asthma but the symptoms I am getting are breathlessness during conversations and when I lie down at night, which is the horrible one! I am also coughing a lot and quite phlegmy, urgh!
I have to see my GP next week with 2 weeks' worth of readings, do the peak flow reading differences sound like asthma is going to be the diagnosis? I am also finding the last couple of days bad because it has turned very cold here and the cold air results in a runny nose, congestion and heavy breathing.
Thanks for any light you can shed on the above.