So basically I found this forum having been depserately searching for asthma help on the web, and everyone seemed so friendly I thought I would join! I have had asthma for about 5 years now and it's been getting worse pretty much every year, but always easily controlled by a change in medication. I was on symbicort + reliever for the past two years and have felt fine, but this past month has been a bit of a nightmare!
I have just started music college and I play oboe (a wind instrument), and I've been learning a new breath technique for that which I think has triggered my asthma. I had a severe attack about a month ago (my friend had to call me an ambulance...ended up in hospital for only the third time in my life!) and since then I've been wheezing and coughing a lot through the day! Went back to my GP two weeks ago who put me on Fostair instead of Symbicort to see if that helped, and if it doesn't she thinks I'll need to see a chest specialist. I've not got any better - in fact wheezing and coughing through the day has got worse and I can't even walk to my kitchen now without really struggling and getting really bad chest pain! I'm basically fed up of not being able to go anywhere or do anything - I've had to defer one of my exams for college cos I can't play at the moment. My next appointment with the asthma nurse isn't for another two weeks - I don't know if I should wait that long or try and see the GP before then?
Sorry for the massive post, I just would really like some advice!
Thanks for taking the time to read!