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Does this sound like asthma?

Hi all

Im just wondering if my symptoms sound like asthma to people here or something else.

About ten weeks ago i developed a cough, it gradually got worse too the point i was coughing almost to the point of vomiting, i was very wheezy indeed but bizarrely only at night (and it was much worse laying down), i was bringing up a moderate amount of white/clear phlegm.

Eventually i went to the doctor, who listened to my chest and said my chest sounded infected. So he gave me 5 days of prednisolone and 7 days of antibiotics.

It worked very well indeed, dramatically quickly in fact and i felt much better within 24 hours.

About 2 weeks after coming off the prednisolone though things started going wrong again, the cough never came back as badly, but it was still there, and id say about 1-5% of the time i coughed i brought up a small amount of white phlegm.

So back to the doctors i went, he listened to my chest and it is clear, he did a peak flow test and is was 590 (which i think is almost normal for my height sex and age). He said it may be asthma so he gave me two inhalers a preventer and a reliever. Ive got x-rays of my chest and blood tests coming up (but no investigation of my throat)

Since then i still have a cough, still bring up a little phlegm and still have a feeling that my throat is tight. I am no longer wheezing to be honest and not struggling to breathe anymore. I dont know how effective my reliever would be as ive not had to use it. I am using my preventer as instructed though.

So what is this likely to be?

Asthma seems to be my docs guess, but ive been told it does not usually result in a 'tight throat' feeling or any phlegm coming up?..phlegm seems to be worst when i awake

Post nasal drip- i dont have a blocked nose? although i do sneeze sometimes

Acid reflux, i dont have any heartburn etc.

Sorry for such a long question and many thanks

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yep definitely sounds like asthma to me


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