I have been having asthma like symptoms for the last two years - I used to be very fit but not any more. Sadly, my asthma cannot be controlled properly with an inhaler - the relief they offer is very temporary. I have to use Prednisilone regularly. Even after the inhaler my chest is still tight and I wheeze a lot.
I am waiting for surgery on my sinuses to see if this helps as I have post nasal drip which I imagine may improve matters. My concern is if it doesn't- my job is stressful (police) and I have to be fairly fit - I cannot keep taking prednisilone to get by due to the long term effects. The last GP I saw was very alarmed because I was wheezing so much and referred me back to my respiratory specialist- she admitted that she was'nt sure it was asthma because of the short space of time it has taken to flatten me. CT scan of my lungs was normal, but I have an IGE of 527 - no triggers could be found.
I am not sure what the future holds. I cannot even get a good nights sleep anymore. The old saying is true - health is everything.