I am a 46 year old female that was diagnosed with asthma 4 years ago even though probably always had a very mild case looking back. Things blew up in the fall that year being exhausted with three young kids and have never been the same except for a glorious remission of symptoms for an 8 month period. My main symptoms are chest tightness and inability to satisfy the breath. No coughing or wheezing. Summer and fall allergies are the worst but now winter seems bad too. I have tried three different inhalers. Flovent, symbicort and alvesco and ventolin seems to not help that much.my questions are - has anyone struggled a long time to then finally get relief with the right medicine? I am losing hope. Also because I constantly struggle to get the breath I find it impossible not to get anxious. A lot of the time I am in panic mode and then wonder if my anxiety over not breathing is making things worse. So when I am in a bad spell I wonder if along with finding the perfect inhaler that an antidepressant or anti anxiety med would help? Even though the thing making me crazy is not breathing?? Of course my o2 sat are usually ok and dr looks at me as if I am not as bad as I feel. Any advice? I am exhausted from struggling to breath and become an anxious mess. Also allergy shots? Thanks for listening!!