I was diagnosed with asthma and allergies after having a case of bronchitis a few years back. Since I had the bronchitis I have continued to have to cough up phlegm daily. I do not think it is infected. However, it is sometimes very yellow and I'm a bit concerned about
that. I have gone to the Dr. and they tell me it is post nasal drip from my allergies, but I feel as though it could be coming from my lungs. Any ideas? Also, not to be gross or anything I'm just trying to describe it as best as I can, I usually cough up the most of it then cough up smaller bits after. I'm wondering why this is and how to stop it. It is quite the nuisance!
I had been taking a nasal spray and using a daily inhaler, but have discontinued use. I have albuterol for my rescue inhaler in case anything happens.
Also, in the manner of asthma... Every time I take the spirometer test my results are really bad, but most of the time I feel as though I am breathing fine. When I notice my breathing change would be when I am around cats or something that sets off an allergic reaction. However, the Dr. is claiming that my lungs do not work at full capacity all of the time. I guess what I'm asking is are those tests very acurate and has anyone else been surprised to be told they have asthma? I go to the gym and do cardio for 20+ minutes 2-3 times a week and have no trouble with getting too out of breathe (normal for me as I just started a few months ago). People with asthma seem to get really bad attacks when they do cardio. I'm just a bit skeptical!