I have had asthma my whole life. I stupidly used to smoke but gave up 5 years ago this April. I have been generally fit and well since then and taken a keen interest in exercise, cycling 20 miles most days to and from work for the past 18 months. Prior to that I was exec ricing 6 days a week (Insanity work outs) and have completed various challenges like Tough Mudder/Nuclear races etc.
In the summer of 2018 my doctor changed my preventer inhaler to Sirdupla as I was getting out of breath when exercising and it was a massive game changer for me! I barely used my reliever and was confidently able to cycle, at a good pace, without worrying about getting out of breath. It was great.
In April last year this suddenly all changed. I have been constantly out of breath, today I have used my blue inhaler 4 times just sitting at my desk!! I have been going back and forth to the doctors about why this could be. She did an allergy test and found I have high tree pollen, which would account for some of the issues of last year, but does not account for recent breathlessness.
She changed my preventer inhaler (cant remember the name) again just before Christmas and said if it does not work, which is has not, then she will refer me to a specialist (appt with doc 21/01).
I am constantly tired and probably subconsciously suffering with anxiety due to feeling short of breath all the time, plus the stress of when I am cycling and needing my blue inhaler constantly. I cant even walk up a flight of stairs without getting short of breath - I am only 36!
Has anyone else suffered a sudden change in their asthma? If so, I would appreciate any recommendations etc.