For years, I've used an albuterol inhaler before I exercise & as needed for wheezing. I seldom need it. For the last 6 wks, I've needed it more and it doesn't seem to help. My chest feels tight and I have a weird dry wheezy cough, just a single cough every few minutes which gets worse at night. It hurts to take a deep breath. I have allergies to dust mites & mold which normally affect just my eyes. There is also a tender spot under my xyphoid process (could be unrelated). I have lived in this house for 2 yrs & at my job for 9 months. Any ideas what this could be?
Dust mites and molds can also significantly affect one's asthma. You might want to make a special effort to eradicate them. If your environment and exposures hasn't changed, perhaps your lungs have. The severity of asthma can vary quite a bit over time and yours may have worsened spontaneously. If so you may need some additional asthma medication, maybe only for a limited period of time, weeks to months.
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