Hi! I have very bad allergies and have an inhaler for that, but now i have noticed that when i go to bed/lay down i start to wheeze and get a tight chest and have to have my inhaler atleast once a night. Lastly i have always had a phlegmy cough after laughing and i google'd this and didnt actually get an asnwer as to what it could be. Whenever i get a cold or bug it will always go to my chest (had a couple of chest infections and the flu) Is this all leading to asthma or something else? And is it worth going to the doctor?
First off, yes, you should seek medical advice from your doctor. The important is to find out what is the underlying disease and begin appropriate treatment. Yes, you could have asthma and that is a very treatable disease but, then again, you might have some other type of lung disease: allergic (as you mention) congenital (inherited such as Cystic Fibrosis), or acquired, this latter perhaps secondary to environmental exposures either in your home or your workplace.
You probably have a treatable condition that, if treated, will enable you to live your life without all the symptoms you describe.
Sorting out these possibilities will require further testing. Given your history of “bad allergies”, a good starting point would be to seek consultation with an Allergist.
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