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Hi everyone, this is such a great resource and as I don't know any asthmatics I thought some of you may have some advice for me.

I was diagnosed about 2 years ago after my cough became worse & worse until I was coughing almost constantly. I'm currently on Flutiform, ventolin when I need it & montelucast at night.

For the most part the cough has improved a lot but I still cough if I talk a lot, or laugh especially in the evening. My lungs always feel 'itchy' I can't think of a better way to describe it. When on holiday in a warm climate all symptoms disappear only to return 2 days or so after I return home.

Is all this normal? I was hoping the 'itchy' feeling would go away.

Thank you.

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Welcome to the forum :)

Asthma can have all sorts of iterations, so in a sense, there's no 'normal'. We all get different manifestations & have different triggers.

However, I completely recognise what you are describing! I always get that itchy feeling if I laugh a lot (it probably explains why I'm a miserable bugger ;) ). Likewise talking too much (another failing of mine) causes irritation. To be honest, other than never talking or laughing, I don't really know what the answer is to it.

One option might be to try a different inhaler/regime, so maybe have a natter at your surgery & explain.

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Thank you.. I will bring it up at my next review.


It good to get professional advice for what cooking inside for many years. Asthma, seems normal now but always enough to create problems.


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