Hi, i have been diagnosed with asthma last October after one spirometry test. I rarely have breathing issues but cough every day pretty much most of the day. I use my inhalers as given and they do nothing for me. I also use a nasal spray and i have had a course of steroids for a week. Nothing seems to shift my cough that i have had for 10 months straight. My x ray was also clear. Last week my doctor would not refer me The only breathing issue i have had is when i have been running and that has happened only twice and was for about 5 seconds. Is this what asthma is like as i am at my wits end with this cough?
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Sorry to hear you've recently been diagnosed with asthma and your cough is bothering you so much. Do keep taking your inhalers as prescribed and if you feel they aren't working, book in a review with your GP or asthma nurse. There's some information about exercise-induced asthma here bit.ly/2rIPi7R that might be helpful,
You could also chat to one of our specialist asthma nurses. Please feel free to give our nurses team a ring on 0300 222 5800 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm).
I too was diagnosed with asthma as an adult and have had the most appalling cough on and off for over a year. Eventually a doctor prescribed Montelukast (a non- steroid tablet) to take in addition to my inhalers and the improvement has been very dramatic. It might be worth asking about.
Hope you get some relief, incessant coughing is so tiring and disruptive to normal social interactions. Good luck.