I am new to this forum and struggling to get diagnosed, and so glad I found it. It answers many queries and you don't feel so alone.
Here goes - presented at GP over 3 months ago with persistent cough. Found to have ? Chest infection prescribed antibiotics. Whilst these helped cough persisted and so starts the barrage of tests. So far have had Chest X-ray, bloods, spirometry and CT scan (thought I had pulmonary fibrosis). Everything is normal, Spirometry is above predicted normal although I was coughing and wheezing throughout so much so that nurse got GP to check me out and was prescribed prednisone. Was also on 2nd course of antibiotics at time due to what I described as a crisis. It seemed to come on suddenly as coughing increased in severity, became breathless and ? Stridor.
Returned to GP January as kept awake all night with hacking cough and wheezing. Was told chest was clear as was everything else, although GP could hear wheezing as I sat opposite said I sounded congested precribed further antibiotics and prednisone. GP said I was a mystery, I have obvious symptoms which have been observed but no diagnosis.
Whilst Prednisone helped enormously this 2nd time, 2 days after finishing course the cough has returned.
I would be very grateful for any comments/advise as to where to go next.
Thank you for reading long winded entry.