Hi I am generally after some advice, sorry for the rant
Currently I am on fostair 200 2 puffs twice a day and qvar 50mg 1-2 puffs twice a day ( when I feel things are getting worse, I add it in)
My peak flow was at 450 and Last year had 4 lots of steroids over the year and at the moment it about 350.
I feel like I have to sometimes blow the air out of my lungs as it's so much effort to breath it and it's more relieving blowing it out
And feel short of breath, over the past 12 months I've started hiccuping daily, and recently it's got to the point it's painful, my gp suspects I might be swallowing air, I feel this would make sense but I often feel through the day I have to take in these big gulps of air just for relief as feel short of breath but my gp is not sure of any solution, because if there is no where for the air to go I am just going to swallow it?
I feel genuinely awful as it's like to much effort to breath a lot of the time.
I think my peak flow is quite good but to blow out once or three times but I don't walk around breathing out like you do in a peak flow
I feel like I have stuff to cough out but like I've not got the capacity to cough,
My consultant has requested blood test to check my wbc and if it's high enough trying my on menzonlup infection, (spelling) but I've had this done in the past for other things and it's not at the level he deems. And a mucus test
Otherwise in the future there options for subcatious cannula (spelling) or bronchial thermoblast (which I don't like the sound of, as sounds very drastic)
Have had ct scan and broncospy last year but after a month of steroids and came back clear
Just really fed up of feeling like i have make an effort to breath and am wheezing or hiccuping, any advice duly welcome on where to go? Thank you