I've had asthma for years but awhile ago my GP at the time stopped all my medication after I experienced a period where my heart beat increased for no reason. After this I never was prescribed a complete dose of medication again and developed more breathing symptoms like shortness of breath, especially at night times.
Another strange symptom is the muscles around upper left side of my abdomen "swell" up regularly which feels like my ribs pushing outwards, this adds to my breathing problems making me shorter of breath and then when I cough it brings up mucus but only feels like it's coming from that one side. Appreciate this isn't asthma specific but wondered if anyone experienced similar things and it's linked to my untreated asthma?
I have a ventolin evohaler which I take and it eases the breathing, but doesn't fully relieve it so i'm less uncomfortable but not in pain anymore.