After a terrible time battling chest infections for over 2 months now (two lots of steroids, two lots of abs, X-ray, multiple GP visits) I'm being given a trial of medication to see if it helps / test peak flow after 6 weeks. (Brown and blue inhalers).
I haven't fully got my head round what asthma is or the symptoms snd what to look for - possibly as I'm pretty used to these lingering annoying coughs, don't tune into the symptoms, and an used to feeling rubbish, though this has been significantly worse than usual.
1. How likely is it/ do people have normal low peak flows? Mine keeps hovering around 350-70 though hit 390 after salbutamol hence brown inhaler trial.
2. With a lower normal general peak flow than average, could I be more prone to annoying coughs?
Whilst I don't want this to be asthma, 390 felt much nicer and the nurse hoped I'd reach 400-420 after 6 weeks of the brown inhaler.
Brief intro - I'm 39 mum of one and had some health issues the last few years linked to thyroid and hypermobility though I'm now wondering if my lungs might be a contributing factor.