I av been diagnosed with adult onset asthma after years of exercise induced asthma.In june of last year, I was diagnosed with pneumonia, with a retrospective diagnosis of whooping cough. From an asthma point of view, my symptoms do not seem to be improving, I am not showing response to prescribed inhalers. A chest xray has shown a negative result, sputum sample didnt culture any fungus/bacteria. I have never been told the values of my blood samples, but I trust nothing major was flagged up as nothing has been discussed. My spirometer results shown that despite my age of 43, and a ten year career as a fitness intructor (still working when able) I have the lung age of 58yrs!! My peak flows when well, hit 500, but I hazard a guess that cardiovascularly, I am above average, so what reads as 'normal range' for Mrs Average, can actually be my below average. I have been very symptomatic with peak flows of 320!! I am constantly producing green mucous (negative culture) constantly feel like I cannot get enough air in my lungs, feel like my chest is uber tight. My symptoms are exaccerbated when I am in bed, after a couple of hours I awake with the need to take salbutamol inhalers. I am at my wits end. I am begining to get extremely concerned that something more sinister is going on, but being missed I am currently taking 60mgs of prednisolone, finishing a course of clarithromycin and my breathing difficulties continue. Please help x
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