Right, I'm some what concerned with my current situation. I'm 24 and I've had asthma since I was about 5 and have always been on a brown preventative inhaler and a blue reliever inhaler. Although saying that I've never wanted to feel reliant on them and have gone without taking them as much as I can in the belief I'd be better off because of it, but after some recent reading I dont think that is the case.
Over the past year and a half or so I've had a fairly persistent cough. I've been to my GP about it, he referred me to a chest clinch, They xrayed me (several times), did a spyrometer test, analysed sputum samples and conducted a CT scan, they found no cause for it and wanted me to see an ENT doctor to have a camera look around to see if they could spot anything, the referral for this never came however and I never cased it up because I'd kind of given up on finding out what was causing it.
In the last week or so it's been quite bad so I've done some reading and come across something called airway remodeling. I am very concerned about this and am worried that it might be the cause of my problems. I am concerned because I've seen this condition described as irreversible and I'm in the process of becoming a police officer.
I'm unsure if this is whats causing it though, my asthmas never been terrible and I've gone about 10 years without taking my preventative inhaler. I would like to know if any one has any experience of this condition, and what treatment options, if any, there are. I would also like to know if it was airway remodeling that was causing it would that have shown up on a ct scan or any of the tests that were conducted?
Thanks in advance