I have just got back from an emergency doctors appointment. I started with a sore throat on Sunday (today is Thursday) which has triggered my asthma. My asthma never affects me unless I get a cold then it kicks in with a vengeance. I put off going to the doctors as I knew what was going to happen but after 4 sleepless nights it was getting unbearable. i am 27 years old and have had asthma since I was born. My 3 siblings all have asthma too and none of us wheeze. I went to the emergency appointment I told them that it is only prednisalone that gets rid of this attack. I told her i have never wheezed and neither has any of my siblings (her reply was less then satisfying... "we're not talking about your family, we're talking about you". On no sleep you dont want a rude nurse!!!) Anyway, she said I couldn't have the drugs because I'm not wheezing. I KNOW IM NOT WHEEZING! I NEVER WHEEZE! My cougb is getting worse and my insides wre in pain from coughing so much. I have been coughing up green mucus. Over the years I know what my body needs. My really bad attacks happen 2/3 times a year, so it's not like I'm going to ask for these steroids every other week.
How do i get across to these unbearable health care professionals that not all asthmatics wheeze. As with any condition it is just ONE symptom.
Any advice or similar stories would be great.