Hope that you are all doing good. I was here last month about my Asthma journey .I had Asthma since childhood and had a recent flare up in last December which refused to go away, I was really struggling with my breathing with tightness in the chest but no wheezing or cough. It has been always like that with my asthma. I had CT san , X Ray , ECG, Ecocardiogram etc which all came back okay. This was my strory last month
I thought I would update what’s happening with me since last post.
Generally my breathless has improved even though I need occasional Reliever medication ( 3 or 4 times a week). It took me about 3 months to get here. However I have to stress that my breathing is still not the same it used to be.
I saw my specialist today after all the lung function tests and Manitol challenge test. He said I passed with flying colours and declared I don’t have Asthma. I talked him about my childhood asthma and occasional flare ups over these years. I also mentioned him that I needed reliever after the manitol challenge ever though I did well (-5.8%). He still thinks I don’t have Asthma.
He now thinks I may have VCD but wouldn’t refer me to ENT yet. He also asked me to stop all Asthma medications. He will now sent me to a tread mill stress test. I reckon it will take another 4 weeks before I get any results. So more waiting.
I am generally an anxious person. Stress and anxiety may have contributed to my suffering which I am trying work on. It was reassuring that all the tests done so far showed my lungs / heart are in good shape .
Thank you all for your patience