Late age asthma

I’m female 😉 61 and been having trouble for a year. Didn’t believe an asthma diagnosis (lots of allergies yes) on prednisone tonight. Singulair and abuterol. Coughing, like broncoitis, phlegm, air hunger, I feel like I’m sick but no fever, runny nose just trouble breathing. I’m so lost…
 

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  • Richard Faust
    3 years ago

    Sorry sorry to hear that you are having these difficulties Kittles. Please know that people here in the community are here for you with information and support.

    Here is an article from our editorial team on diagnosis so that you can go through and compare the process: https://asthma.net/diagnosis/.

    You mention coming to asthma at a later age and I want to let you know that you are not alone. Here is an article from one of our contributors on older adults and asthma: https://asthma.net/living/older-adults-why-do-some-people-grow-into/.

    Also, here is an article about inhaled corticosteroids that may provide you some useful information about medications: https://asthma.net/living/misconceptions-surrounding-inhaled-corticosteroid-medication/.

    I know I’ve provided you with a lot of information in three articles (they’re pretty short – honest), but the most important information is simply that you are not alone. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

    Best, Richard (Asthma.net Team)

  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Kittles – let me join both Richard and Donna in welcoming you to our website. I see that our Team has provided you with some very pertinent material to get you started in becoming more familiar Asthma. Take your time and get to know us on our website and our Facebook page. We are all about all things asthma.
    We’re so glad you found us and will look forward to your continued participation here.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Donna Flood-Amaya
    3 years ago

    Welcome, kittles! Thanks for sharing our first story. We’re glad that you’re here! As Richard said, you are definitely are not alone, we’re always here to provide information or just to listen.

    I’d like to add two references to those that Richard supplied: Adult-Onset Asthma is another article you may find useful. And please stop by our Facebook Page to join some lively conversations.

    Thanks for being part of our community! -All Best, Donna (Asthma.net team)

  • kittles author
    3 years ago

    Thanks…
    Yep all new to me for a year now…
    Just a disheartening thing on top of everything else

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