Hi. I've never been on here before but I wondered if anyone had any advice etc for me..
5 weeks ago I woke up feeling really unwell. I was breathing really loud and felt breathless.. I felt like I had someone sat on my chest and my chest felt tight. I also had a cough with phlemn (clear) I had to ring in sick at work ( I do home care for the elderly and bike around for my 12 hour shift) that day I slept 3 times through the day. Over the next 5 days my breathing and congestion in my chest started feeling a little better but I'd still have periods of feeling breathless. The feeling of someone sat on my chest had gone but I still had tightness now and again. I still didn't feel right so went to see the doctor. He listened to my chest and said I sound awful and wheezy. He said I might have asthma or a chest infection.. he prescribed me amimoxillin. I was still really congested in my chest and when I breathed out deeply it sounded awful.. Then at night I started having problems. I would wake up and couldn't breath because it felt like phlemn was blocking my airwaves i had to spend about an hour constantly clearing it before I could go back to sleep. This went on for 2 weeks. So we're I am now.. I've had this 5 weeks. I went back to the doctor who said I have asthma and prescribed me an inhaler and he booked me in for breathing tests. I went for the breathing test yesterday and it was awful. When I was breathing out fully it sounded terrible like chest congestion. I went to see another doctor after and she said I was breathing quite long breaths for it to be asthma and then gave me some antibiotics ( clarithromycin) this was yesterday and I'm so confused. I keep having episodes of breathlessness and it feels like all the phlemn comes to the surface on my chest. I need to cough etc. The other day my chest felt sensitive all day when I was breathing. Last night I started feeling breathless and not good while I was watching TV.. I just went to bed. I woke up and felt like I couldn't get enough air into my lungs. I used my inhaler and it went off. I went back to sleep. Not sure if an infection can make you feel like this and if an inhaler would help an infection or it is asthma. I would really appreciate any feedback. I've been reading quite a few posts on here and everyone seems like they know what they are talking about ( more then my doctors lol) just all over the place is it asthma, is it an infection... thanks xxx