Hi, I’m a newcomer to this board. I’m a 62-year-old male in good physical condition (normal BP and good cholesterol readings, excellent nuclear stress test 2 years ago).
I was recently diagnosed with asthma after having the following symptoms for several months: coughing, mild wheezing at night, occasional shortness of breath, frequent throat-clearing, discomfort (tightness) about 2 inches below my Adams Apple when taking a deep breath. Pulmonologist did a chest x-ray and breathing tests.
I’m on the following meds for over 3 weeks now: Singulair (10 mg) once a day and Flovent 44 mcg, two puffs twice a day.
I’m noticing no real change in my symptoms and am concerned. Shouldn’t the symptoms have diminished by now? I find the deep breathing discomfort especially bothersome (and worrisome). Anyone else had this symptom with asthma? Thanks!