Adult on-set asthma. Been diagnosed as many things and had a few things ticked off the list. At first, mild persistent asthma. Then moderate persistent asthma. Reactive airway disease. Severe persistent reactive airway disease. It’s not VCD. Not a heart problem. Chest X-rays clear. …and I still cough, get short of breath, cough more at night, cough with exercise. Allergies to dust, mold and ragweed. I am on Breo Ellipta and xyzal and albuterol. I’m using albuterol 1-2 times a day, nebulizer at night 1-3 times a week. I’ve improved since June With asthma meds, but still having symptoms. My asthma doctor is crazy. She walked out on my last appointment when my sister was asking some questions we had. She refused to talk to me or treat me a few weeks ago when I was sick and having trouble breathing. She called it VCD and told me to use cough meds- no effect. And, I don’t have VCD!
I’m working on getting a new doctor. The ENT suggested a pulmonologist- but I can’t get one until February! Im leaning toward an asthma doctor. My symptoms respond to prednisone and albuterol and asthma doctors seem way more available.