How much of a freak am I? High grass pollen, lungs are reacting a lot today.
Thing is, I don't have allergic asthma (total IgE and specific IgEs normal, most triggers are not allergic eg scent, weather/humidity, viruses, smoke etc. No eosinophilia either.
Twist is I *do* have hayfever and take fexofenadine and Avamys which generally control it - so how correct are those tests, I wonder? Have done some reading, and it seems hayfever plus non-allergic asthma is possible. My consultant is sceptical of the hayfever because my asthma is not allergic, suggested it was viral infections but it gets worse outside and improves with the hayfever medication.
Going to guess weather and/or pollution (London) responsible for today's fun and games, but equally my lungs can decide that they don't like Wednesdays and they're going to act up, so who knows?
Just wondering if anyone else has this confusing mix of non-allergic asthma but possibly with some allergic bits/hayfever?
Even my specialist clinic thinks I'm a freak - would be nice to have some company