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Stress started my asthma

I filed for a divorce from my husband of 17 years in 2006. He was horrible during the divorce and it was finally over in 2009. During our hearing, I had a cold and I couldn't stop coughing. I went to Urgent Care and they told me I was having an asthma attack. I told the doctor, "I don't have asthma", and she said, "You do now".

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For the next two years I lived (and felt like I was dying) on Prednisone. The specialist could not understand why, but every time I would go off my 7-day taper of prednisone, I would start having severe asthmaagain. The only thing he could figure out was that the stress of the divorce started the asthma. It has taken me 8 years to get to a place in my life where I don't have that type of stress anymore and my asthma symptoms are gone. Very rarely do I have an attack.


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