Hi. I have been diagnosed with asthma by my G.P this afternoon. I saw him last week because I was suffering a third episode of wheezing, coughing, a pinpoint chest tightness and breathlessness. He had previously prescribed me a blue relief inhaler but on my previous appointment he prescribed me a brown preventative inhaler as he could hear phlegm in my airways. Over the past week I've noticed a big difference by using the preventative inhaler. I have to go back to see him in a month. But I have come out of the appointment feeling a bit shell shocked and a bit confused to have an asthma diagnosis. I'm hoping that by continuing with the preventative inhaler my symptoms will completely clear up - I still have the cough but it has subsided considerably, I only wheeze occasionally whereas I did have a constant wheeze. I just feel confused what to expect and wondered if asthma is normally treated by the G.P or should I be asking for a referral? Thank you.