Hello I am looking for some advice on a new diagnosis. Long story short, I was diagnosed with late onset asthma at 28 (now 56) when I was pregnant with my second child. It was managed very well and I hardly knew I had it. In fact for about 15 years I was told to stop using my inhalers at all so I did.
I have been back on inhalers for about 20 years and was fine until last winter when I had a series of chest infections. The GPs refered me to a consultant as they were unable to help with my breathlessness.
I had a HRCT on both my chest and sinuses as well as spiromitry and then had to wait 6 months for the results. I finally got them last week. I have to say the consultant was less than helpful with the test results as he had forgotten that I had had them done! He is now not sure if I have asthma and I quote 'if anything this lady has mild broncheastasis' and that perhaps I should stop taking my inhaler.
I am confused and slightly concerned. He didn't explain at all what this may mean for my health or what to expect or whether I need concern myself at all and has discharged me from clinic. I don't have a cough but am constantly clearing my throat as I have mucus most mornings and when exercising casued I think by post nasal drip . I have Avamys for this.
Help. What are others experiences? Sorry for the long post.