Hi all, am new to this site but I was hoping someone could give me some advice/ relate to my experience?
I never struggled with asthma at all as a child (despite it running in my family) and was only diagnosed in January 2017 following a severe chest infection. From January 2017- September(ish) 2018 I never really struggled with my asthma, and the only medication I took for it was my ventolin (which I used very rarely).
In October / November 2018 I got a cough and cold and since then my asthma has been flaring up very badly. I wheeze and have a pretty much non stop chesty cough and mucus (ew). I have been to my doctor multiple times since then but he slightly seems at a loss for what to do with me.
First he gave me a 5 day course of Prednisolone and put me on Becotide 250. This did not shift it and I swapped to Seretide 250. My asthma barely improved and I struggled to do simple tasks like walk up the stairs or even laugh without having a bad coughing fit, coughing so badly my back and throat would hurt. I went back to the doctor and was given Singulair and Uniphyllan 200mg. I have been taking Singular for 1 month and Uniphyllan for 2 days now but my asthma does not seem to be improving at all. I am currently taking Seretide, Singulair, Uniphyllan every day and I find I need to use my ventolin atleast once every 2 days if not more.
It is worth noting my asthma never deteriorates to the point where it is an emergency, however it is very uncomfortable and kind of embarassing that everyone thinks im sick all the time from my cough :/
Any advice/ similar experiences would be much appreciated !!