Hello, my name is Amy :-).
This may sound daft but I have asthma and have had it since being diagnosed at 3 years old. I am now 22, almost 23 and I love to run. My asthma is well controlled day to day but if I catch a cold, or when I do strenuous exercise (mainly running) my asthma is erratic and no amount of Salbutamol can help it. I struggle to breathe and it pains me to breathe in deeply. I have informed doctors in the past but they just tell me that that is part of being an asthmatic ... but surely it can't be.. when we have amazing asthmatic athletes out there? Am I being fobbed off by my doctor? I am fairly fit, eat healthy, always active - I work most days in the week and I always walk a good 3+ miles every week.