I have suffered from asthma for 25 years ,and it has always been well controlled with Ventolin and Seretide 250 which was changed to Seretide 500 accuhaler but the dry powder aggravated my chest.
I gave up smoking in August 2013 and I have never felt worse tbh. I was in hospital in April 2014 with pneumonia and was on drips on magnesium, steroids and antibiotics. Since being discharged from hospital I am at my GP every 6-8 weeks with recurring chest infections. My breathing is becoming so bad that it crackles and pops and wheezes constantly. Some days are better than others, some days my chest feels "wet and loose" and others it feels really dry to cough.
I have been referred 4 times to the lung function clinic at my hospital and they prescribed theophylline Montelukast 10mg and Fostair 100/6.
I have had chest xrays and spirometer tests with allergy and sputum tests and are all coming back with normal results. I am currently waiting for a CT Scan and blood test results so will hopefully know more after these.
I had to stop taking the Fostair as it was making me feel terrible with gassy breathing and constantly coughing. I am back on the Seretide 250.
My asthma nurse, GP and hospital consultant all contradict each other and Im at my wits end.
Has anyone else encountered any problems similar? I feel so alone, scared, and desperate and worried I will end up in hospital again (I am a single parent so my kids rely on me and I hate to put others out asking for help)
Thank you for reading x