We got a new puppy (golden doodle mini or should be at least) back mid dec.. i started off having issues with a random cough initially.. (and by the same token increased my metoprolol med by 25mg around the same time, most likely unrelated but still)..
I tried various combinations of air purifiers (hepa) and over time to this point in the last 10 days or so, things have gotten quite bad (and despite limiting her to the first floor of our 2 story house). Right now i'm running 3 units, one in the bedroom and 2 downstairs all running 24/7 on high.
Throughout the day i have a whistling / wheezing that can be heard only at the end of an exhale and often i feel compressed like i'm not getting enough air when this goes on.. I "think" it eases up in the day but by middle of the night its worse, the wheeze sound. Often if i do ventolin, it will ease up in 30 mins and ill even bring up some mucus or clear it with coughing.. but the wheeze never fully goes away with the inhalers and meds at this point.
Been to multiple drs, had an xray of my lung was clear (mid day xray).. had them listen to my lungs during this "wheeze".. nothing was heard and not even when placed on the neck.. he felt it could be from the dog and the narrowing of throat passageways but didnt have much else to say.
I've tried singulair (coincidentally) for the last 15 days to try to relieve, no success so far.. did flovent for 5 days no real change.. did a breathing test which did show reduced flow in the large and small bronchial tubes (or me just not breathing hard enough during the test?).
Now the attempt is at using Symbicort 2x a day.. even if this works i still wish i knew for sure if it was the dog allergy or the heart med increase or something else (singulair issue? though dr doesnt seem to think so)..
Has anyone ever had this upper register/throat wheeze occur over time due to exposure to an allergen?
I'm worried it could get even worse to the point of a 911 call, just searching for answers before rehoming which is looking soon unfortunately.
Thanks in advance for any insight..