Hi all. My names Stacy and im 31 from Glasgow.
Ive come here to seek some opinions on my situation and thought here would be best as today ive been told my lung specialist 'thinks' I have asthma.
A year ago come August I contracted severe whooping cough...I was ill for months. The cough and phlegm has never went away and I keep taking really bad chest infections, with alot of blood and pus in my phlegm, im just not the same anymore and obviously I went to my dr seeking answers.
After alot of messing about I was sent to the lung specialist, who ordered bloods for allergy testing and also gave me a bronchoscopy ( which he botched up, most horrid experience of my life). I went back today to be told he thinks I have asthma and my bloods were positive for dust mite allergy. He basically said he will still get a ct scan done but if I dont hear from him again it means the scan was fine.
Now bearing in mind I was perfectly healthy until I got Whooping cough...how can this be asthma? My mum has pretty bad asthma, and im pretty positive I do not have this! Im so angry and frustrated as I so want to get to the bottom of what is wrong with me.im convinced I have Bronchiectasis. I feel like he is just palming me off because he doesnt know exactly what is wrong with me. He gave me no advice...so where do I go from here? Do I go back to my own GP? What can they do to help me? I could honestly cry cos I feel like ive just been left to figure this out and deal with it myself.
I just dont understand how having whooping cough can make me all of a sudden have asthma.
Can anyone here confirm that it is possible? Or has anyone developed asthma as an adult after having a severe chest infection?
Thanks in advance xx