Hi I'm new here & currently not diagnosed as asthma but the doctor is giving me a trial of the blue inhaler for a couple of weeks as thinks I do have it. I feel a bit 'left' at the moment & am thinking all sorts. I've basically had a bit of an issue my whole life with breathing & can recall in childhood my lungs burning, not being able to talk etc during races on sports day. Getting puffed out easily. But I just thought it normal. Now I went to the doctor as realised for awhile now I am constantly breathless all the time & when explaining my history to her she suspects I had exercise induced asthma as a child & am asthmatic now. I have to be prescribed strong hay fever meds & also have eczema. I am 39yrs old, 5'9" & 9(ish) stone & my peak flow chart is up & down. I blow less in the morning 400 but has dropped to 315 & blow more in the evening, I did manage 490 one night but haven't matched that again. I also get puffed just doing chores in the house! Also cough & cant breathe if cooking certain things on the hob or am anywhere stuffy i.e: outside on a muggy day, when you first put the air con on in a car etc. Does this sound familiar to anyone or is it something else? Don't want to be misdiagnosed as that's all I see on the news lately?
Thanks for any replies, sorry about the long post lol!
Ps my pf readings are always higher after taking the inhaler. My youngest also has asthma, eczema & hay fever.