I am looking to see if anyone has found themselves in my situation.
I am a 40 year old women and have suffered with asthma since childhood. It has always been managed using qvar and salbutamol . My trigger was always laughing ( not a bad thing) but my asthma was controlled and did not impact on my quality of life. 5 months ago this changed.. I suddenly felt my breathing was laboured, chest was tight, I was coughing and wheezing more and having to use my salbutamol regularly. Also after being able to run 6 miles I could only run 1 until I had a full on attack where my salbutamol was ineffective. Over the last 5 months I have had several gp appointments and gave worked my way through, various change in meds. Oral steroids for 5 days and antibiotics for a chest infection (exacerbation), seritide, then fostair, now montelukaust together with the fostair. My asthma is improved but by 3 o'clock every day I am in need of meds. I can be at rest and my airways just close up,! I am still only able to run 1 mile before suffering an attack. I have had a lung function test which I'm told was good.
Nothing in my life has changed ie environment, pets etc and I know there are asthma sufferers that are far worse of than me. I'm wondering if there could be something the gp is missing... Any advice would be appreciated. Many thanks Wanda