I am glad I found a team with others who also deal with the challenge of asthma.
I was diagnosed with asthma as an adult. I've been tested for all sorts of allergies, and my asthma is not triggered by any allergies for which a test exists. It used to be, I only had asthma flares when I had a URI, like a bad cold.
However, since May of this year, my asthma came and never left. Seems as if getting older is not helping and I went from having occasional asthma to not-very-well-controlled asthma. I am now on Advair in addition to my rescue inhaler, and my primary care doctor referred me to see a lung specialist. I have an appointment in September.
I am not letting this stop me, though. I returned to SP on June 25. I was weighing 169 lbs. then (yes, my weight tracker shows 161 as the start point because that is when I decided to start showing my progress), and am now at 158. I am more active, working out at least 5 days a week, sometimes 6. But the nagging coughing and the almost always present shortness of breath is annoying. So I am glad to be able to share and vent with others who may be in the same "boat" that I am.
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
| current weight: 152.0