This week I have met yet another general practitioner who thinks that if you do not wheeze you cannot possibly be asthma. His opinion was it is anxiety. However he did have the common sense to say but do not stop your prevention medication as your respiratory consultant would not be happy?!
I have spent years campaigning that not all asthmatics wheeze yet the message still is not getting out. Sigh!
I did point out to general practitioner do I look like I am panicking - I am using the good breathing from physiotherapists where you keep your mouth shut and breathe through nose. Using diaphragm and stomach muscles.
Yes you are breathing calmly and no wheeze so not asthma.
Sigh see my respiratory consultant on 18th November I give up with general practitioners. They think they know better than consultants.
When the elephant sits on your chest in night and wakes you up only a blue inhaler fixes it. It is asthma. When you cough in night it is asthma.
I hate general practitioners. Only one in my current surgery and i moved 8 times. Give up on gp's!