Does anyone else get a tickly cough as their first symptom?
I never used to, but the high pollen count seems to have started this off. Yesterday evening it developed into the usual tightness and today have been breathless and had a more productive cough. Don't seem to be getting a cold though. I've never been woken up by a tickly cough before! Was twice last night.
Problem is other people don't recognise this as an asthma symptom - I have a hard enough time convincing people that the chesty cough is asthma. My mum and a friend are asthmatic and still don't understand. I hadn't noticed it was affecting me until yesterday when I went to bed at 8.30!