I've had asthma all my life and have considered myself to be moderateley effected until the last 3 months or so, when it worsened to severe.
Near the beginning of May, symptoms hit hard and a bit differently. Tightness of chest, dry cough, shortness of breath, but with NO wheezing. Since then, it has gradually worsened. I've been to a pulmonologist, who suggested that it isn't asthma but rather vocal cord dysfunction and wanted me to go for testing. After researching it, I've come to the conclusion that he didn't listen to a thing I told him, because my problem isn't inhaling, it's exhaling, typical of an asthmatic. Also, steroids and my nebulizer do help alleviate symptoms, which would not be the case if it were VCD. I've decided to put off testing for VCD until I see a new pulmonologist.
Since then, I've seen an Allergist, that after testing, said I have an allergy to mold, only. My spirometery test showed a severe obstruction two weeks in a row. She won't consider an allergy injection until I've seen my new pulmonologist at the end of August.
My question is this, has anyone ever had a significant change in their asthma that could not be controlled for such a long length of time? I should add that I also have multiple lung nodules, and I take oral steroids, Dulera, Qvar as well as albuterol via nebulizer every 4 hours. 6 months ago, i didn't need any of those. I'm confused at the level of sick that I am. I've missed a month or more of work since May. I'm just baffled.