Hey all! I just joined because I had an incident this weekend that made me realize I can use the support. I was belated in my finding out about my asthma as a young adult, and I lived it with it years before I was diagnosed. I adjusted to it without even realizing. I always assumed even until recently that I was weak and "out of shape." I quit every sport because I couldn't keep up.
I've been on allergy and preventative meds for a month or so. The point is that I actually noticed my severe symptoms for the first time when I had to go without my advair this weekend. For some reason it saddened me to see how bad my breathing situation is. Maybe some of you understand. The severity of the tightness and pain, and my feeling weak and tired scared me. Anybody relate? I've dealt with these symptoms forever, but because they were relieved for a while, I could really notice and feel their effects when I was off the advair.
I also joined because I don't feel like a lot of people around me know what it's like to barely be able to breathe or to have heart pain because your lungs can't get enough air. So I'm hoping to make some new friends to share work out struggles and challenges with while beating asthma! I look forward to meeting you all.
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