While Asthma DOES have present in different forms, please lets not blame it for all of our perceived symptoms. There are many things within the doctors encyclopaedias of common illness which share similar symptoms.
PLEASE, if you are in any way worried or concerned, no point coming on just to hear that others have similar symptoms when they may, just possibly, be not for the same reason at all. Please go to your GP to check any symptoms out. If for whatever reason GP doesn't listen properly or you feel you are being fobbed off then either complain to the practice manager or move surgeries.
I'm truly sorry if this seems a harsh post but at one time on the old AUK, we had a healthy number of threads on which people who had REAL history of asthma, themselves or that of a close family member, were of great help to newbies. IMO, this 'source of goodness' has, in the last few months, been very much diluted by pointless advice from posters without this asthma history and some of whom are talking ..um..well, you know what I mean.
Suspect we have lost a goodly number of friends off AUK. Lets give them something decent to come back to.
PS If you do not agree, well..fine. I just know I've been slightly turned off.