I posted on Sunday after a very annoying day of feeling beyond exhausted despite having what in a normal person would be considered ""enough sleep"". Yesterday I felt the teeniest bit better and had a sofa day, made my way through a few easy watches, step up was among them. Today I arranged to meet a friend for coffee as I thought I should get out of the house and rejoin the world. She was a little late and I need some household items so I thought I'd have a nosey in ikea. Now I haven't been in ikea before and I just wanted to go up to the next level so I thought ""i'll just climb these stairs here"". What felt like 20 flights later(probably like 6-to get up one floor!) I reached the next floor very out of breathe. After a little wander round I left and went to meet my friend. Although I was OK, I was not by any standard my usual perky, laughing self. My lungs have been tetchy all day, I opened an old box before that a perfume came in (years ago-preasthma) and it set me off with another tight chest. (On another note- I don't often cough, does anyone else find this???)
Although my PF is fine, my chest feels tighter than it should be but not tight enough to just keep puffing my inhaler. All of today since IKEA I have felt annoyed and been a bit snappy with everyone but then I think ""you try having this slightly tight, niggling chest for 3 days straight combined with exhaustion and see how you feel!!"" of course I haven't actually said this. I don't have hayfever as far as I am aware and the weather seems to have calmed down now so I don't know if I've just picked up a bug that hasn't revealed itself. This summer is so much better than last winter as I was taking inhaler at least 6 times a day. However last summer I barely had any symptoms and I was looking forward to not feeling ill all the time only I am quite often. All in all feeling very frustrated and have plans tomorrow that I can't really cancel. Just feel like I'm plodding along, doing things but not enjoying them like I should.
A final note, the friend who I met today has known me since I was 6 and she mentioned how full of energy I used to be, always doing things, always busy. Since I have had asthma(around 17-18) everything feels like so much more effort than it used to be-even cleaning the house or going shop exhausts me.