Hello i am new so please bear with me. i don't know what to do or where to turn. I was diagnosed with asthma by my gp two years ago. after much twoing and froing i am on symbicort, 2 antihistimines a day, and the relief inhaler. I was on montelukast until last week when i saw the consultant i was finally referred to after a bad chest infection and asthma exacerbation in oct 2012 - i had steroids for the first time and felt alot better after them (with antibiotics)
this is the advice i have been given - i don't have asthma. my nose issues (sinus probs that a previous consultant told me was part of asthma - and gave me the montelukast)are nothing to do with asthma. he does not know why i have been told i have asthma. i have dysfunctional breathing - symptoms of which 70% cleared up after the steroids. also my peak flow best of a constant 250 is perf ok. i am to ditch the montelukast but if i feel bad to go back on it because then that means i prob have asthma. i don't have allergies and non allergic asthma is rare. and if i do have it its mild. and i had all my tests after being on steroids for a month so yes i may have it.
please what can i do. life has been ok on the inhalers - i could breathe for the first time in years.
the info he gave me is totally conflicting and weird. HELP
any constructive advice please - thanks