I'm new to all this. I've been on Qvar for nearly 3 weeks and I'm still needing my salbutamol, 2 puffs 4 times a day with wheezing and shortness of breath in between doses. I've worked out that my triggers for sudden constriction of airways includes; heat, aerosol cleaners, smoke (candles and bonfires) and the fryers in chip shops.
The last couple of days I've had 2 "attacks" with no obvious triggers at all. Both times I tried a puff of the salbutamol, even though I had taken it less than 2 hours prior, but it didn't help and I was gasping for around 3 hours, then it subsided.
Do you get attacks with no obvious trigger, or do you usually have a pretty good idea what's brought it on?
ETA: no asthma diagnosis, no recent history of chest issues, currently 10 weeks post-viral with breathing difficulties that won't go. Definitely NOT controlled at the moment!