Hello .. I've been "asthmatic" since I gave up smoking in 2009 when I fell pregnant I never actually had a proper diagnosis Until yesterday ! When they finally did a spirometer to measure my lung function ! I've had the worst year of my life with my chest wheezing constantly coughing .. coughing up the most revolting sputum .. I've had chest X-rays blood tests everything and still no one can tell me what on earth is going on .. I have been given doxycycline and predisnole almost every other month which has helped but hasn't lasted .. I'm on 3 puffs of seretide 250mgs twice a day .. and I have a salamol reliever plus Montelukast ..
the spiro test yesterday came back normal .. with just a small amount of obstruction which would indicate some asthma .. I'm thinking why am I on all this medication !! Could It be the medication mainly the seretide that's making my symptoms worse ?? My whole upper tract is so itchy and irritated that's what's making me cough so much it's such a hacking horrible cough .. I've not long had a baby and it's all she listens too ! I swear she copy's to communicate ! ..
I also suffer with nasal polyps and chronic rhinosinisitus .. which I've had operations for but still on going ..
so my symptoms ...
Constant hacking cough
Gloupy thick greenish sputum
Wheezing lower lungs
Itching/irritation upper respiratory
Someone please shed some light .. I'm so tired and run down 😞