Hi, my name is Katy,
I just joined this fora because I feel I need input and advice from fellow mucus asthma sufferers .
There is a history of asthma in my family BUT I wasn't diagnosed as having asthma until I was around 30. The symptoms started with a dry cough and have progressed to a extremely wet productive wet cough.
Over the years (roughly 25 since diagnosis) my symptoms have become worse. I produce a great deal of mucus, all the time. The build up of this mucus leads to shortness of breath and chest tightness. Inhalers don't help that much. I have to cough quite violently to move the mucus.
If it take inhalers (sabutemol) it has the effect of thickening the mucus, definitely not reducing it. Even taking the inhalers (including ventolin for acute episodes) doesn't reduce the mucus.
My quality of life is noticable declining. Two flights of stairs cause me to cough, with little control.
I'd really appreciate advice from any asthma suffers with similar symptoms.