I will tell you that my allergist who had been treating me for a number of years had been doing different tests on me the summer and fall before I was diagnosed with severe asthma five years ago. I have pretty much always had allergies and I am now 56. That summer and fall I just couldn't get rid of bronchitis. Then one November day I had a follow-up appointment with her, I had left work early because my chest was so tight, I couldn't concentrate, which I now know that when the breathing doesn't work, neither does the brain. By the time I got to her office, I was in the middle of a full blown asthma attack. So, we had our diagnosis. It was pretty frightening having to have not only the breathing treatments for the first time but also several injections of epinephrine.
I don't know if that helps you at all. Did he do a nebulizer treatment on you or have you get a nebulizer? Most asthma patients need a nebulizer, if they are not severe patients, they need them for emergencies. Unfortunately, I need mine a lot. I am not a medical professional, this is just my opinion as a severe asthma patient. If you do have asthma, I just want you to be prepared in case of an emergency. Never hesitate to call 911 if you think it is something you can not control. An asthma attack can get out of control so quickly and the paramedics can start working on you immediately and get you stabilized.
If I can answer any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I also want to welcome you to HealingWell. We are like a big family here and I hope you will keep us posted.