I have suffered from asthma since I was 16, probably actually before that but I just wasn't diagnosed until I was 16. It was exercise induced originally, became hayfever induced at about 20 and then August last year I developed a chesty cough that didn't go away and I found it difficult to catch my breath in between coughing. Several trips to the doctor and several months later I finally got a medication regime that got my symptoms under control. This is 2 puffs of flixotide 250mg morning and night, steroid nasal spray 2 sprays each morning and 1 cetirizine tablet each evening. ANYWAY I've ran out of my nasal spray and this cough has come back with avengeance along with a runny/stuffy nose. I realie that my symptoms have come back because I have run out of my medications however what is confusing me is that everywhere I read that an ""asthma cough"" is a non productive cough whereas mine is very very productive, so much that I can feel/hear it crackling when I breathe. I just wondered if that was normal for asthma? My peak flow is down to 410 from 510 as well which it's never been that low before. I KNOW I need to restart my meds, I'm working on that.
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