Hi Kate, Thank you for the 'lecture' - it was very useful.
Nobody really mentioned anxiety to me - I am just at my wits end!
I do have issues with inhaling, recently went on Buteyko course - it didn't help! The breathlessness is getting worse every day - I haven't been to work for a couple of months as I feel very breathless in the stuffy office. It usually not too bad when I wake up but its getting worse within an hour or so .
Had quite high blood eosinophils but they are not too bad now, lung function didn't deteriorate , CT showed air trapping which is , according to my consultant, a sign of eosinophilic asthma but shouldn't cause severe breathlessness , I asked him about respiratory physio a few times but he just dismissed it.
I am on seretide, keep taking prednisone ( 2 weeks courses) but they don't help. Tried Spiriva, montelukast but they didn't help either
Feeling breathless all day- every day and no explanation whatsoever!
My next appointment with the pulmonary consultant is in 3 months time and up to then I am on my own.
I had a pulmonary exercise test with inconclusive results ( they promised to send it to another consultant to interpret but it never happened) , also had laryngoscopy which was ok.