I've been suffering from bronchospasms since April last year when the allergy season started. Gradually they have been getting worse and I was eventually diagnosed with asthma and prescribed inhalers.
Unfortunately the rescue inhaler does not give 100% relief and I'm a little worried that it might be something more sinister than asthma - as if asthma wasn't serious enough! My GP refused to send me for allergy testing or refer me to a chest specialist until I tried the inhalers so I just carried on with life.
The problem is that the bronchospasms last for several days (I'm currently going through one) and I have taken time off work and it is worrying me. I don't feel like I'm getting the right treatment from my GP so I went back today to voice my concerns and finally they are doing a spirometry test at the surgery, followed by a full blood count and a thyroid test just in case.
All this time they could've done a spirometry test at the surgery and they made me suffer for almost a year with a treatment that gives little relief.
What can I expect from this test and will it definitely distinguish between asthma and some other lung condition?
Thanks! Sara x