Hiya, I'm a newbie...I was diagnosed on sunday with asthma. A few years ago I had bronchitus and was given an inhaler to use till I was better, then a few yrs after that I got an inhaler to get rid of a chest infection that antibiotics wasnt touching, but not once did anyone say 'you have asthma'.
I started with a normal cold last monday, by thurs my chest was tight, and by sunday I could only breathe by pulling my shoulders up, rang the emergency drs as I was worried and straight away the nurse said I was having an asthma attack as she could hear.
Anyway saw the dr, I have a chest infection and asthma, Im on 6 prednisolone a day, 3 antibiotics and my blue inhaler, I see asthma nurse on fri for the first time, Im hoping she can give me a spacer as I cant get to grips with the inhaler :/
I thought I'd join here as being told you're asthmatic is more daunting that I thought it would be