I have for the last 4-5 months now had a dry cough which is driving me insane! I was a smoker for 15-17 years and stopped 9 weeks ago. The cough started during the day and then went and now its waking me up every night from my sleep, it feels like a feather is tickling my throat and I am trying to clear it all the time its the most annoying thing.
I saw my GP, he sent me for a chest xray which was normal & now he is sending me for a spirometry and reversibility test which is next week, he also gave me an inhaler which does help me when I feel blocked up in my throat and feel I am starved for air, which is nearly every single day! Its honestly the worst thing! I have anxiety and I think it is making me feel worse!
This blocked sound coming from my throat started 14 months ago again with a cough and the chest xray last year was clear also.
Does this sound like asthma, what if the lung function tests show normal, what then? Sorry I am just very nervous as to what might be going on and scared this is actually lung cancer!!
I am 36, female.
Thank you for reading