Hello to all you well informed people, hope you can help me sort out my confusion. I will try to be brief, about three years ago for the first time in my life I had a severe, persistent and lingering cough, after three failed antibiotic treatments GP diagnosed Viral infection and that was the end of it, it wasn't during the next year I had three emergency hospital visits, eventually, after a considerable wait,got a referral, to Respiratory Consultant, I have had 2 spirometry test, two CT scans ( one found nodules in lower Rt lung other showed they had gone and that lung tissue was healthy) I have also had Stress excerise test all results are at the bottom end of normal, I was diagnosed as Probable Asthmatic and given Forstair and Ventalin, which stopped the coughing and wheezing but didn't relieve the breathlessness and feeling of tightness in my chest, next step was Echocardiogram which was normal and an echo stress test again normal, yet the breathlessness continued and is still with me, despite rebreathing classes. Ultimately I have been told there is little else that can be done by both the Consultant and my GP, told be thankful nothing major wrong. Easier said than done, when washing my hair, bathing, eating sometimes even talking leaves me breathless, I have lost weight and continue to do so, have never smoked, try to excerise with difficulty, in fact the slightest exertion leaves me struggling, the Ventalin helps but I use it at least three times a day!! My peak flow is 300, I am female 70yrs and 5' 8" stats 93/96 have a review mid April, I admit to getting depressed by this lifestyle change prior to this My health was always very good, just hope there might be something that's been missed. Sorry this is a long post but wanted to get as much info down as possible. Anyone any more ideas?