Hi there, I'm new to this site and to asthma, in fact I haven't actually been diagnosed. Sorry for the long post.
I visited my gp a few months back after I was experiencing shortness of breath even when not really doing much. I also got the feeling that there was a tight band around my chest sometimes. He said it was likely down to taking time to recover from a cold and left it there.
I went back to my gp a couple of weeks ago after these feelings were still there and probably happening more often. I also had a scary moment after I'd been on the cross trainer where I really felt as though I just couldn't get enough air in.
He said it sounded as though it could be asthma so sent me for breathing tests with the nurse but when they came back normal, he said it's unlikely to be asthma. Apparently my level should be 430 (I think) but mine was 490.
He has given me a peak flow meter and told me to record morning and night and then before and after exercise and go back tomorrow but he doesn't think it will show anything.
Before I go back I'd just like to know in your opinion, what my results might tell him.
Morning results are roughly 470-490
Evening results are roughly 350-380
Before exercise roughly 460-480
After exercise roughly 300-360
Obviously they are lower in an evening and after exercise but is this normal? What should I be asking the gp?
I'd like to understand what I'm experiencing as it's at times quite scary and I'm reluctant to push myself on the cross trainer.
Thank you in advance
EDIT just corrected my figures, I managed to type them incorrectly first time!