I was originally diagnosed with asthma in 1997. It took until 2018 for one Consultant to confirm that diagnosis. Between times, and since, I constantly battle with GPs and Asthma Nurses (I have gone from surgery to surgery, in and out of A&E and walk-in centers) who consistently say "can't hear a wheeze....are you sure it's asthma?". I discovered on this site that there is atypical asthma. Am I alone in this battle for recognition? I'm sitting here after several nights of no sleep because lying down is often impossible and the inhalers just about do the trick; my dyspnoea, cough, tightness is severe at times, yet how can I get these medics to prescribe me something 'better' if they can barely recognise what I have?