Hello all, newbie here. I am trying to work out if its asthma, while I wait two weeks for my xray result and a nurse spirometery test appointment.
I saw my doc because I have repeated viruses and a recurrent cough and sometimes wheeze at the top of my breath. I dont quite describe it as a tight belt, more a limit at the top of my lungs. Maybe the same thing. This is especially in change of air, into cold, in from cold. After exercise or stress. I have hayfever. I had bad bronchitis as an infant. I'm 42. Dad had bad asthma as a child. Son is suspected. Some mornings I wake up with bad searing sinus pain, always left side. Gets better in the steamy shower. Sometimes I cough up green yuck in the shower (sorry!).
Lately its all got worse, after a few months back when I had tonsillitis then chest infection which my 6yr old son got and for him turned into pneumonia needing two courses of antibiotics. The doc said I never got the pneumonia. I just don't seem to shake it and am tired all the time. I've had a streessful year otherwise anyway. My breathing is shallow and breathing deeply is an effort. Standing up or going upstairs sometimes I have to catch my breath after.
Doc referred me for xray, result awaited (10 working days), and the nurse spiro test still 10 days away too.
My son had a blue reliever inhaler to try, which I tried and it did give me some relief.
I reckon I tick all the boxes? Waiting for the spiro appointment is unnerving. Cant sleep, just got up and used a steam inhaler to help clear sinuses, but not sure if its good or not. Worrying waiting and feel vulnerable. Any comments welcome!