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Late onset asthma

When I retired, I kept getting sick with bronchitis. I went to my physician several times within 6 months, and many prescriptions later, they told me I needed to see a pulmonologist. Of course, hearing this news put many additional thoughts in my head since my dad had COPD and Emphysema and what he went through in his own healthcare journey. Will I have to go through what he went through?

After my pulmonologist told me I had asthma I was somewhat relieved, but I knew I had a long road ahead after learning about my late onset asthma and new disease. I always thought you got asthma when you were younger. I never thought I would have it when I’m a senior. So far, I have been lucky! I haven’t haven’t had to go to the hospital for an attack.

I exercise, take my medicine, and try to boost my immune system. Anything I can do to stay off of Prednisone (I don’t like the effects) and out of the hospital. I also read up on asthma and late onset asthma, medications and everyone’s posts and articles on asthma.net. You guys are a great support group!

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  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    1 week ago

    Hi AnimalLover and thank your for sharing your story here with the community. So glad to hear you are doing all you can to manage and control this condition, in concert with your pulmonologist. Keep up the good work!

    We also appreciate your kind words about our online community and website, asthma.net. Please know, you are always welcome here!

    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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