Is cough variant asthma harder to treat or diagnose.
There seems to be a lot more people diagnosed with it, which is good that it’s being recognised. I was diagnosed 13 weeks ago and am on my third change of medication, Forstair 200/6 now and my second lot of prednisone.
I never wheeze, my peak flow is 350 in the morning and 380 to 390 in the evening. Even when feeling breathless my peak flow hardly changes and this stopped me from going to A & E because I felt I would not be believed.
I cough almost continuously in the morning, less in the afternoon and hardly at all in the evening. As yet the GP hasn’t managed to find a medication that works. If it’s bad I can cough all day. It’s a totally different cough to a cold cough.
I also take an antihistamine every day and have for some years after being told I did not have asthma but an allergy. Apparently that test were boulder line. I also take a low dose of ranitidine, which has no affect on the coughing and did a trial of beconaise. No effect on the coughing.
The asthma nurse wants me referred to a Respiratory Consultant but the GP is not doing so at the moment. In a way I am scared of being referred and told yet again it isn’t asthma.
I would be interested in reading about other people’s experiences with CVA.