I was diagnosed with asthma May last year. I am on symbicort SMART regime 200/6 2 in the morning and 2 at night. I am on the SMART regime as the GP felt that more appropriate as I had pneumonia 3 times last year. I have salbutamol for dire emergencies. I've never had an asthma attack and although I have slight difficulty in wood smoke/high polken/cold/very hot my asthma is quite well controlled (I take my inhalers without fail)
I walk 6 miles daily for the school run. Nearly 2miles of it is a steady incline. I take my time up there, never going very fast because it becomes uncomfortable.
At nearing 4pm this afternoon while we were on the walk home my daughter gotstung by a wasp and reacted quite badly to it. I needed to get her home quick for antihistamines. This meant going hard on the hill part of the journey. My thoughts weren't for me or my breathing but I was uncomfortably fast breathing. Since then my chest felt inflamed and sore as I breathed. At around 7.30pm I took 2 puffs of symbicort as I am on the SMART regime and the soreness has very nearly subsided.
I am now confused as whether my inflamed feeling sore chest is down to exercise induced asthma and whether the right thing was to have the symbicort (as I know it isn't for exercise induced asthma). I also wonder if anyone else has had a sore inflamed feeling chest after exercise with asthma and whether in your experienced opinion what has happened tonight warrants asking for a GPs appointment tomorrow.
Any help in understanding what has gone on would be very much appreciated.