I am 25 and have had asthma all of my life. The last 2 years my asthma has gotten a lot worse.
I am breathless everyday - The weirdest thing is this is the only symptom I get. When I am unwell I always get really bad asthma to the point were I am taking my inhaler around 10 times a day. I am unable to run outside now because of my asthma, I get excruciating pain and unable to breath, I was needing to take around 15 puffs of my ventolin to get some relief.
I am currently taking Budesonide 400 1 puff twice daily & Phyllocontin continus 250mg 1 tablet twice a day. I always have to take a puff of my Budesinde before I go to the gym - This is also something I have never had to do before.
I have had an X-ray which the Nurse said I have hyper expanded lungs. My CT scan was normal and I do not have inflammatory markers showing in my blood test results.
I am getting pretty desperate and I really don't know what to do next. I am very fit, I go the gym 3 times a week, walk everyday and eat a balanced diet and do not drink, yet everyday I am struggling with breathlessness. It feels like I really need to suck in the air to get a good breath, sometimes walking up the stairs feels like I have been winded. Same when I am in the gym sometimes I really struggle.
Any advice will be really good! If anyone can suggest any foods, exercise or tips that may be causing this - I am wondering i it is an allergy to something I eat or drink. The next step GP wise is to be referred to the hospital. I just feel a bit of a fool when all the results come back normal yet I am still struggling!! The GP & ruse have both said that I am on very high asthma treatment and they don't know why I am still struggling.
I really hope someone can help even if it is just a little.