I was diagnosed as a silent asthmatic at the age of 12 I am now 63 years old and in my lifetime I've only met two other silent asthmatics.
Silent asthmatic frustrations
The older I get the less I find that doctors know about silent asthmatics which is a problem because when we go to the doctor because they don't hear us they think we don't know what we're talking about. Many times I just stay home rather than go get a breathing treatment if I think it'll pass because I just don't want to deal with the doctors not being aware of this condition.
Seeing a specialist?
The last time I saw a specialist she was surprised to find out that I was only breathing at 65% because over the years you just get used to not breathing properly when you know what you going to deal with if you go see a doctor or going to the emergency room. You can't breathe but they can't hear you so there's no emergency. If I sound a little frustrated I am because tonight is one of those nights where I would love to go get a breathing treatment but it's just not worth all that I would have to go through.
Have you experienced a collapsed lung?