I totally lost at the moment and would love to run this by asthma sufferers.
Ive been going round in circles for 2 years now, with a terrible night time cough and wheeze, it normally starts between 8pm and 1am and last around 2 hours or until i can bring up clear mucus then I feel better. (During these episodes my PF reading goes from 400 ish to 250 ish)
I didn't think this could be asthma as I do not suffer at all in the day and am not affected by exercise or the cold.
During this time I have seen an ENT consultant, had 2 chest x rays, have tried PPI's and nasal sprays and have changed all my bedding.
The cough was eventually put down to another condition I suffer from, Eosinophilic esophagitis and my gastroenterologist advised me to cut out wheat and dairy. I did this and it improved the cough by 80%, so for the last 8 months I have been on a restricted diet but Ive been happy as Ive been able to keep control of my cough and thought I knew what I was dealing with.
However 3 months ago the cough returned, its every night and worse than ever. I returned to my doctor and he suggested that it could be asthma after all, although I don't have the typical symptoms. I was prescribed Ventolin and when my cough started last night I tried it and with in a few minutes the cough was gone.
So I just really wanted to ask if anyone only suffers at night with no other symptoms in the day, does it sound like asthma to anyone or do I need to keep looking for another cause? Thank you.