I'm fairly new to the world of asthma having only been recently diagnosed. This is gonna sound like a really stupid question but.......l have a horrible cough (virus thanks to my kids!) and l keep getting an overwhelming feeling of being unable to breath. I don't get any associated tightness on my chest and l don't wheeze (never have done), l just feel like l'm suffocating. Is this an asthma attack or just the effect of the cold? I have a treatment inhaler which eases the feelings briefly but not for more than about 10 mins max. I also use a preventer inhaler morning and night.
Any advice gratefully received