Welcome to the team and I too wasn't diagnosised till later but ran in my mom's side of the family quite a bit. My asthma messes with me quite a bit during the spring season due to all the budding of trees because my allergies tie into my asthma very badly and yes a small cold to others is very hard on me as well. I wish you all the best in reaching all your goals and glad you have you on the team.
Cherly I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13
Pounds lost: 12.6
Fitness Minutes: (5,495) Posts: 124 3/26/11 11:54 P
Hi and welcome. I'm a newcomer to spark people myself and have had asthma for quite awhile. It was undiagnosed for many years and when a friend of mine described her asthma symptoms I had an ah-ha moment and went to the doctor. I used Advair for awhile but didn't like the side effects and now maintain with an inhaler. I don't know why my asthma fluctuates but even though it is better for the moment it never goes away. I did get a pneumonia shot last season and have been healthier. Don't know if this helped. Anyway, good luck with the weight loss and nice to meet you.
current weight: 134.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,805) Posts: 3 3/26/11 9:50 A
Its so nice to see I'm not alone. I've had asthma since age 5 and I'm 45 now. Sure do wish there was a cure for it and that the doctors were right when they told me years ago I'd grow out of it. I maintain with Advair, but when winter flu season rolls around it becomes a struggle. A small virus for most people can feel like a life-threatening event for me. I'm fine in the summer, which is great because I like to be outdoors. Just wanted to pop in and say hello to everyone and wish you all the best of life!
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