After 10 days of using too much ventolin ie every 2 hours, constant coughing and sleeping upright in a chair culminating in a very bad weekend I ventured to the doctor's. Why didn't I go to A and E as my husband wanted, well the doctor on my last visit said it can't be asthma as no wheeze, I felt like I was wasting his time and didn't want to go through that again. My surgery had always been good but the first thing the nurse specialist said was it was a puzzle as I wasn't wheezing. I explained my symptoms in between coughing and said I don't present with a wheeze. She never looked at me, constant typing and asking me strange questions, in the end she said she'd give me the same as I'd had before, oral steroids and antibiotics. She said there was a crackle in my lungs but it was difficult to hear with my constant coughing and could I stop honestly you couldn't write it. I was coughing up phlegm and asked if she wanted to test it rather than me using a tissue but said looked disgusted and offered me more tissues. Strange appointment and now feeling better I checked my medical records to see that she was filling in s sepsis test form with a comment stating that I was not sure it I had asthma or hayfever - if she'd bothered to check my records she would see I take medication for both. Sorry rant over but just feel so annoyed, she had cheek to tell me to take asthma seriously as it can be dangerous. When will they learn that we don't all wheeze.