This is my first post as I was only diagnosed with Asthma a few months ago and still not entirely accepting it.
I gave up smoking last December and since then have had nothing but trouble with breathing. Had very bad chest infection at New Year and given over strong antibiotics (allergic to) so expected breathing to be rough for a while. Months later diagnosed Asthmatic and given Ventolin and Brown treatment inhaler. Still getting worse (a few times sat up all night as couldn't get breath if lay down - scary) was given Fostair - two puffs morning and evening. No better - told to take Ventolin every two hours, not to wait till symptoms got really bad. Can't stand any pressure at all round chest or stomach. Even went out and bought new bras bigger size. First thing when I get indoors is whip bra off and anything round waist. Only way I can get a little relief is if I stand up and lean slightly forward holding on to the back of a chair but there's only so long you can keep that up!
Don't know if there's any connection to Asthma but keep getting feeling that there's a lump in my throat and it won't go away when I swallow. Also very bad bloating - there can be up to 4 inches difference in my waist measurement over the day - by evening looks like I'm about to give birth to twins tho' not v likely as near 60.
Anyone had the lump in throat feeling? Can you help?