I am a 54 year old female. I was diagnosed with asthma in my early Thirties. I'm posting to ask for if anyone else has experienced what I'm currently experiencing and hoping that I can get some support. Ive had a flare up of asthma symptoms since early spring. My symptoms at present are: severely altered sense of taste, throat pain and heartburn, coughing, congestion, breathlessness and tiredness. Ive been backwards and forwards to the Doctor, and have been treated for aural thrush, heartburn, had antihistamines, and prednisolone. None of which have been succesfull. My sense of taste is still pretty much altered and I've recently returned from a two week holiday abroad, having had all the above symptoms while I was there. I was using my preventer and releiver inhaler ++ Im going back to the Doctor this week to ask to be referred as I don't understand why this throat, and taste problem is persisting.Im also still experiencing days when Im really tired, despite up till recently being a very fit and active person always. I was wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar, and could give any advice as to where to go next on this. I've researched endlessly on the internet and am currently trying increasing my zinc levels and using steam inhallation to try to ease the chest congestion. Any advice/ similar experiences would be appreciated.