Hi there. I have just received the letter from my last hospital appointment stating 'we have never established whether or not you have asthma'. My list of diagnoses States: Lupus, restrictive lung disease, weak respiratory muscles, central sleep apnea and narrowing of the smaller airways, possible asthma and currently use Eklira and Flutiform inhalers (about to change to Anoro Ellipta).
I don't have wheezing and lead a healthy lifestyle but there are clearly triggers that cause hours of a niggling dry cough/SOB - generally in the evenings. Does it matter that the presence/absence of asthma is unclear? I have had several sets of PFT's this year And my recent Spirometry shows FEV1 2.3, FVC 2.6. My peak flow rarely limps above 250 but this seems to be my norm.
I would be very interested to hear your thoughts and thanks for taking the time to read this. Best wishes, Clare