Hi everyone first post here... been on a research rampage this evening trying to get some answers.
My background as an asthmatic started when I was a child with fairly typical asthma symptoms that would go away with enough Ventolin and long term preventor inhalers. As I grew up my asthma basically went away... until about 5 years ago when I tested positive to dust mite and pet dander allergies. They were pretty mild at first, not even triggering asthma or respiratory symptoms. Unfortunately my symptoms got worse each year. At first they would would be intermittent when I was exposed to large amounts of dust mites or pet dander and I could make it go away with Ventolin. As time went on my threshold to allergen exposure reduced, and the effectiveness of Ventolin diminished.
Currently I almost constantly on varying degrees of chest tightness and shortness of breath. It's never at a level requiring immediate medical treatment, but it is still very miserable. The symptoms also no longer respond to Ventolin or long term preventor puffers.
When I did the lung function test it showed that I had good lung capacity and good blowing test results (IO forgot what that one is called) so the doctor just said keep going with the preventor puffers. This was 3 months ago and since then I've been steadily getting more sensitive to my triggers.
I'm scared because Ventolin is now doing nothing and that my symptoms is going to get worse and worse and I'm going to be in really big trouble in a few months time. Is there anything else I can try? I'm seeing an allergy specialist next week so I could ask there. I also got referred to see a new respiratory doctor but his waiting list is until Feb 2021 =((.