I am new to the site and know very little about asthma.
I recently went to my doctors as I keep getting a tight chest and sometimes wheezing. Especially after doing classes at the gym. These symptoms do go away by themself after an hour or so. It has been happening for the last few years but it has gradually got worse.
My doctor said that it may be asthma and asked me to do a peak flow diary for 2 weeks, recording twice a day (see results below). She also gave me a blue ventolin inhaler which I have used after exercise and it is brilliant. It works almost straight away.
I have only used the inhaler after exercise as I don't wan't to over-use it. Incase the peak flow results do not indicate asthma.
If i use the inhaler before exercise will it stop me getting a tight chest and wheezing or does it only work to stop these symptoms once they have come on?
I quite often wake up in a morning with a tight chest, this often goes away on its own after a few hours. Can i use the inhaler when I get up in a morning or would I be using it too much?
Peak flow results:
Fri 1st: 7am = 370 / 7pm = 450
Sat 2nd: 7am = 350 / 7pm = 440
Sun 3rd: 8am = 380 / 6pm = 470
Mon 4th: 8am = 380 / 7pm = 450
Tue 5th: 8am = 370 / 6pm = 450
Wed 6th: 7am = 350 / 7pm = 440
Thu 7th: 7am = 380 / 6pm = 460
Fri 8th: 7am = 340