I saw my gp before christmas about issues at night and a chesty cough that had lasted 3 weeks/ a month. I was told to increase my inhaler and then go back if I wasn't completely better a few days later. The night time symptoms eased up a bit, but the cough remained so I went back. He listened to my chest and said it was clear so I should just ride out the cough, then gave me a lecture about how a cough doesn't have to be asthma and I'm sure he thought I was wasting his time. He ignored the fact that I still had some symptoms at night. I didn't point it out since he made me feel so rubbish I just wanted to leave!
Anyway, I'm not sure that I have just a viral cough. I went back home over christmas and after a few days of barking, the cough had virtually gone. I live i the middle of the countryside where no one smokes on me and there's little pollution. I got back to uni last friday and the cough, and symptoms returned. I live in the middle of a city where everyone smokes whilst I'm at uni. Surely that doesn't make it just viral?
The problem is, I didn't take my inhlers home (oops!) so haven't used my preventer for 3 weeks. I found an old reliever at home so at east I had that. I'm not sure whether I should go an see someone now, or wait until I've used the preventer for a few weeks first. Maybe it'll go away once I get some control back?
Just wondering if anyone can give me any advise on what to do!