I can't find my original post, it may have been deleted when the Forums were being worked on.
In February I developed a terrible cough that didn't go away. It progressed to nighttime coughing and then eventually wheezing after coughing. I went to the walk in clinic where I was told I may have mild asthma and prescribed a one off blue inhaler.
I waited two weeks but the coughing didn't stop, so I went to my own doctor. A new doctor I'd not seen before. He listened to my chest, sounded fine. Gave me antibiotics incase I had a chest infection. Sent me for a chest X-ray. X-ray was clear, no infection. Referred me to the hospital for tests...
It's been a while since I've posted. The main reason is I've been doing ALOT of waiting and there's really not much to write about that. Lol!
I got referred to the hospital by my GP. I went to my appointment. Whilst there I was coughing constantly. The test was blowing in to a tube attached to a machine. I could see a graph going up and down as I breathed. Quite fascinating. In the little room I'm sure the nurse could hear the whistling noise in between my coughing.
She clipped a peg on my finger to measure the oxygen in my blood but couldn't get a reading. She tried another machine but still the reading was going up and down and wouldn't settle. In the end she did a very strange test that she said they do on diabetics (I'm not diabetic) and scraped my ear and took some blood to test. She said it was fine.
Today: I went to see the doctor. Was in his office for about 5 mins, it was so quick. He said the result came back clear, very pleased. I'm fit and healthy. And his words, ""There is thing wrong with you.""
He said the test results showed I was hyperventilating. I said that was probably because I was nervous. He agreed. He asked me about my symptoms. I said I am still coughing and wheezing. He said that was due to allergies, that allergies make your throat close up. He said the coughing is me hyperventilating and I should try to breathe in to a paper bag.
I was too embarrassed to say anymore. He's the professional. I said I was pleased that I was ok. I'm annoyed though and don't want to go back, but I don't think everything is fine. I don't want to have to up with coughing and wheezing and feeling crap because my chest feels stuffy!
I do not hypherventiate!!! Why would I??? Coughing randomly comes on...
From what I've read on the net I think I may have cough variant asthma, but the doctor knows best.
I feel upset