Hi everyone ,
I’m new to this and this is going to be a long post as I’m rubbish as explaining things so please bare with me.
I’m 33 and I’m just constantly struggling with my asthma. I’m on fostair 200/6 , ventolin and montelukast. Iv had about 8/9 courses of oral steroids in 12 months and Iv had 3 courses of steroids and anti biotics this year alone. I used to be really fit , played semi pro football all over the world but I’m at my worst for my fitness at the moment due to my chest . I’m not over weight and Iv never smoked although I am a welder (I use respiratory protection at all times though but I know this is a bad career for me and I’m trying to change it).
At the moment I’m on 12 weeks shielding from work as I got a letter from the nhs.
My chest just constantly feels tight and just not right. I feel like I need to bring up mucus all the time but it’s mainly clear or slightly yellow (sorry) . Iv been my doctor so many times and she just doesn’t take me seriously . Iv asked to to see a specialist , she doesn’t think I need to . Iv had an X-ray on my chest last year an that was clear. I just feel like I can’t carry on like this I’m go through inhalers all the time as I’m constantly fighting my chest . I can run for 20/30minutes at a push but my chest will be tight for a couple of days afterwards. When I’m running I feel as though I can’t get a full breathe if that makes sense. I’m constantly fighting it which surely shouldn’t be right at 33? I take a lot of vitamins and supplements aimed at trying to help my chest .
I’m sorry for going on I’m just desperate to be honest . I feel let down by my GP and will be changing after this pandemic . If anyone has any advice at all please send it my way any help would be massively appreciated.