Hi everyone any advice appreciated, so my asthma has been totally controlled for about 15 yrs (before that I had servere asthma and was in and out of hospital all my life until I was put on montelukast ). about may last year I got a chest infection waited to see if it cleared up on its own, but then ended having 3 lots of antibotics, then was put onto predislone for 5 days after, ended up going for a chest xray as felt like I couldn't get enough get of that no air feeling (if that makes sense). xray came back fine and they said they thought id had bad case of bronchitis and it would take a few months for my lungs to go back to normal.
I probably 70% of the time still had the couldn't get enough air feeling still soI saw the asthma nurse in november who said to take my clencil inhaler twice a day (which is what I had been doing anyway).I started waking up wheezing which I had not done in 15+ yrs, I spoke to my local chemist who said it sounded to her like my asthma is not controlled anymore and she recommended I ask for long acting steroid inhaler. Since just before christmas I have been on flutiform inhaler twice a day and that feeling of not getting enough air has gone 99% of the time, but then I started to wheeze when I lay down at night, at first I just took 2 puffs of vetinlin inhaler and that did the job, but in the last week or so it sometimes takes 3 puffs of ventilin to settle and Im wheezing during the day on and off also, I have had 2 nights that i have not wheezed at night this week.
Yesterday I felt fine all day, then by evening start to wheeze chest got bit tight (no coughing at all ). I had my second dose of flutiform inhaler and by the time I went to bed wheeze had gone . I felt like the wheeze/my asthma was suppressed in my chest before I laid down to sleep but I didnt take the ventlin as there wasn't a wheeze, but woke up at 6 this morning wheezing. I have been having small amounts of clear phelm at times, couple times I have thought is the wheeze in my nose or throat, occasional sneeze and bumble bee feeling in my nose so thought is it alergy to something, at times I feel Im heading for chest infection eg chest tight/ache in back, and have brought up yellow phelm only a couple of times the last couple of mornings. . Im 44 never smoked but could this be copd. or is this just my asthma, also could the flutiform still need a little time to work properly? (im going to try antihistamine today to see if maybe alergy effecting my asthma. sorry for the stupidly long essay just hoping someone can advise me. thanks Polly