When I was 44 years old, asthma hit me like a freight train, and I am still on the train. I have severe persistent asthma, an on Dulera and Flovent, and often require oral or IV steroids. I now find it difficult to do many things I used to love, like hiking and backpacking. However, I always think about people who cannot afford treatment for their asthma, and am grateful I can afford treatment. It has been life-changing, but I have learned a lot along the way.

By providing your email address, you are agreeing to our privacy policy. We never sell or share your email address.

More on this topic

This article represents the opinions, thoughts, and experiences of the author; none of this content has been paid for by any advertiser. The team does not recommend or endorse any products or treatments discussed herein. Learn more about how we maintain editorial integrity here.

Join the conversation

or create an account to comment.