Hello everyone, when I first came here it was because they'd mentioned to me I may have asthma.
6 Weeks ago I was having nearly daily symptoms that lasted for hours. Tight chest, short of breath, easily exerted.
I was placed on Salbutamol and Clenil 100 (2 puffs at the start and end of the day)
What I have noticed now is this...
1.) My peak flow hasn't risen, but it's stabilised. I used to be all over the shop (420-600) and since starting treatment I haven't dipped below 550. I don't view this as especially important as my peak flow wasn't showing traditional signs of asthma.
2.) I keep a diary of my symptoms, graded from 1 (Nothing) to 10 (Severe) and over the course of the last 6 weeks I have noticed the numbers decreasing to nearly all 1's and 2's.
3.) I've noticed that while I do still get symptoms, they are neither as severe nor as frequent as before.
4.) 8-9 times out of 10 the blue inhaler sorts me right out within 10-20 minutes. The 1-2 other times I suspect the chest tightness is coming from GERD or indigestion or something stomach related.
I have the review with the asthma nurse on Thursday morning and I intend to tell her all of this. However, I am a little concerned that because I don't have a peak flow diary with an upwards trend, that she wont want to continue the treatment, which I feel has been successful. (The first thing since October 2017 to give me any kind of relief!)
So my question is - Does this sound like asthma to you?
Thanks for all the help and support on this forum, it really is a miracle.