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”. 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 asthma again. 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.