All tips comments will be gratefully receive.
I am a 54 yr female with asthma for approx 18 yrs, it came on shortly after starting HRT for premature menopause. I have perennial rhinitis. I rhinitis & I use a nasal spray each morning.
I am overweight with a BMI of 35, I have a cat, I'm not a lover of dusting but all these remain pretty much stable features of my life.
I take seretide 100 via an accuhaler & never miss it.
I have taken rescue steroids approx x 2 times as they make me feel a bit manic.Historically my job as a nurse triggers infections as I work in acute illness presentations. I've never been hospitalised with asthma.
I have had a troublesome cough for 4 weeks clear phlegm, pharyngeal wheeze only that clears with coughing, I'm not short of breath unless i do strenuous exercise.
I had a full work up 12 months ago with a respiratory consultant who put my epiosdes down to my job & being overweight.
The cough I have now is tedious/tiring & affecting my pelvic floor!!
I am wondering if I should exclude certain foods like dairy as I do cough more after eating cheese & cream.
I am using my releiver most days & I have added in extra flixotide 50mcgs for 2-3 weeks with little change.
My PEFR = 320-350 which is average for me.
anyone got any tips advice?