I am 38 years old guy, diagnosed with severe Asthma over a year ago. It was a difficult experience as it took a number of weeks to diagnose it. This was based on the failure of my first test, which was negative and after which I was undergoing a number of different examinations.
My problem was a constant cough. No attacks. No problems with sleeping. Just coughing. Endless and tiring.
I ended up at a respiratory specialist who advised me on taking Symbicort 200, one dose x 2 a day. Everything got better within 3 to 5 days. Miracle. I have then however stopped taking Symbicort after 6 weeks. Asthma came back around 12th week and was more difficult to tame it with Symbicort. It took 3 weeks to feel better, so I was taking it for about 3 months altogether and then stopped again. Asthma came back again a month ago. I take Symbicort since then, 1 dose in the morning and 2 doses in the evening, but its not getting any better. Same story, I sleep without any problems, I don't have any attacks, but my voice is husky, I am coughing terribly and my QOL is very bad. So angry. Overwhelmed.
Writing this is my first step of reaching out to the world and trying to put myself together.
I don't know. Maybe there are similar stories. Or good advises?
Thanks a lot!