I’ve been coughing since Christmas. I’m bringing up mucus that is sometimes colourful and thick, sometimes thin and colourless. My breathing sometimes makes a noise like crackly wheezy and my chest makes a noise when I move. I cough most at night but also during the day.
I’ve been referred to a consultant and he’s not really interested because my x-rays clear and my sats are all good. I’m very fit as I’ve found exercise makes me a lot better generally. I have asthma but it’s not brittle. I’m on Seretide 250. Montelukast gives me nightmares. Relvar made me cough more. Fostair made me crazy. I have a few chest infections and tend to take pred/anti biotics 4-5 times a year.
The consultant shrugs and says asthmatics cough. He says I’m fit. I went to my gp 2 weeks ago because I was coughing blood and had an x Ray which was clear but she gave me antibiotics and the coughing stopped for a week. Now it is back.
I’m at my wits end! I hate coughing. I sound like an old man. And I am a young-ish woman. What should I do? Go back and ask for more anti biotics? I think I have a chest infection that just won’t shift but the doctors think it’s viral and it’s my asthma.