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Wheezing and Productive cough for 6 months

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  • Posted By: helpmandy
  • May 8, 2008
  • 05:17 PM

I'm a 24 years old female, with no asthmatic history. I've started wheezing at night more than 6 months ago. At first it was just wheezing no apparent difficulty in breathing and no cough.

Two months later the wheezing became more frequent, I started to have a persistent productive cough (very thick clear mucus) to a point that made my chest muscles hurt so badly, along with shortness in breath.

My Chest x-ray is normal, my lungs sound clear, I did almost every possible blood test and they were all normal.

I don't wheeze when exercising. In fact I don't feel that my wheezing is connected to any activity I do, it just start and end by itself once or more daily mostly at night, it wakes me up some times.

I feel somehow better recently, I'm still wheezing, but my cough it much less frequent and not as hard as it used to be. But every time I wheeze I lose my voice and in some rare times I feel almost suffocating.

The treatments that I tried and didn't help:
reliever inhaler (non steroid)
strong antibiotic for three weeks along with nasal drops.

Now I'm about to take two tests:
Full pulmonary function test
Histamine

I have some questions:
Am I asthmatic? The doctor don't think so or at least when I started the treatment he didn't believe I am asthmatic. Grandma is the only asthmatic person I knew.
What kind of diseases the doctor is trying to find through those tests?
Can it be a nasty disease?

Thanks a lot.

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