“Did the doc maybe say non-secretory asthma?
There is information on that.”
It’s defiantly secretory asthma… My appalling
spelling may have played a part in not finding much.
I DID find something on hyper-secretory
asthma… But it’s Friday, and my Friday brain can’t cope with information, lol. “Hyper
Secretory Cough Variant Asthma” is looking like a good label.
I’ve had another chat with my GP about it,
with a focus on me being able to understand and explain what’s happening, and
he was quite helpful. He’d never heard the term, but he mentioned he’s had a
few patients with asthma like mine.
He’s way of explaining it was that in a “normal”
asthma attack, you get inflammation, wheeze, mucus. With mine I go mucus/inflammation
at the same time, or sometimes mucus first. He seems to think it’s the mucus
masking the sound of the wheeze, but he said that was just a guess.
He also pointed out that’s why I need to
get on top of my asthma BEFORE it kicks off, because the mucus stops the inhalers
fully working, which is why I always wind up having to take the bricanyl elixir.
He offered to put it all in a letter, which
also enquired about this woman’s medical training… I like this doctor.
The woman went on leave yesterday to go skiing,
and won’t come back until next week, so hopefully she’ll have forgotten about
it when she gets back. (My boss is hoping for her to break a leg, but I’m not
that mean, lol.)
I made a formal complaint to my boss about
her, and when he talked to her about it she said she was just trying to be
supportive, because I’m always so negative about my health.
It’s nice of her to be SO concerned