Well I have has asthma for 20 years and im 20 years old. SO i know alot, some common symptoms are:
Tight chest, labored breathing, wheezing, itchy under my chin, coughing up mucus, usually clear and greenish but light color, head ache, young childrens fingers can turn blue when they dont get enough oxygen, you can get light headed, faint feeling, chest cramps, chest pain, and no one seems to understand how that feels!!! I go to the doctor sometimes when its really bad, and they make me wait, and act like its no big deal. OH here is a horrible story for you about asthma.
This mother brings her 2 year old son in to the ER because of a severe asthma attack. The nurses tell her to calm down because her reaction is causing him to freak out and have a panic attack. She keep telling them he has asthma but the didnt believe her. They said it was her, she was too loud and crazy and needed to calm down. The son gasped for his last breathe while the nurses blamed the mothers reaction to the situation. He died at age 2 from asthma attack IN THE ER. And no one believed the mother when she said he had asthma. All he needed was some pure oxygen and some abuterol. Sad sad story. Okay so good luck getting the medication you need. Dont forget spacers (aerotubes) for inhailers, and nebulizers (motorized air machine to vaporize liquid medicine) and peak flow meters.