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  • #11744

    lauren.tucker
    Keymaster

    When were you diagnosed with asthma?

  • #11765

    CarolR
    Participant

    When I was 3 years old

    • #11775

      lauren.tucker
      Keymaster

      Thanks so much for sharing CarolR! We are glad to have you part of our asthma.net community.
      Reach out to us anytime!
      Best, Lauren (Asthma.net Team)

  • #11788

    seaturtle08
    Participant

    I was 21 when I started experiencing symptoms and 23 at Diagnosis.

  • #11789

    Thank you, too, seaturtle08. We appreciate you sharing your experience with the community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • #11842

    Elizabeth 1991
    Participant

    5 years ago

  • #11850

    Hi Elizabeth and thanks for participating here. We’re glad to have you as part of our online community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • #11868

    WheezyMe
    Participant

    Earlier than I can remember. I grew up like that.
    During my adolescence my asthma became inactive, and returned when I was 21.

  • #11888

    Hi WheezyMe and thanks for participating here. It’s not uncommon to hear others in our community have similar experiences; namely, asthma in their younger years, being in remission, and then having the asthma return sometime later (varies from individual to individual). Thanks for being part of our community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • #12059

    Wheezy82
    Participant

    I was diagnosed with asthma when born, I was born not breathing and taken to critical care straight away where they managed to get me breathing and diagnosed my asthma. I am the 2nd of 3 children, I am the only one with asthma but we all have hay fever and excema, strangely my mum smoked all the way through both her other pregnancies and both of my siblings were born with no lung issues, however my mum gave up smoking on my birth and I was born is persistent difficult “brittle asthma”. I am not actually sure where to start with a blog? I have spent my entire life from hospital to hospital, drug to drug, I have been ventilated more times than most would have had Christmas and birthdays combined, and as I get older I feel more vunreble, more alone to suffer a fate that I have no control over.

  • #12063

    Hi Wheezy82 and thanks for sharing your asthma journey. I don’t believe you should feel alone as we have an entire online community that understands what you are going through and can share their experiences with you as well. I also believe you can have a lot more control over your asthmatic condition. There are specialist doctors (pulmonologists) who have extensive training in diseases of the lung. These type doctors can do a full medical workup of your condition, determine the type and severity of your disease, and set up a treatment plan and a medication regimen that can make you feel much more comfortable and empower you to control more of your asthma. Our website is full of personal stories that are shining examples of good, quality care.
    Please feel free to utilize our site any time and as often as you like, We are glad to have you as part of our online community.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

    • #12064

      Wheezy82
      Participant

      Thank you for your kind regards words Leon, i am currently under 2 regional asthma experts which have already gone above and beyond to make me feel more comfortable, I dare say there is still many options to explore and advise to be obtained, for the moment I will trust in their advice but am always open to new options which I could then in turn discuss with them further (I am stating this not to be awkward, but to advise when it comes to my treatment it’s a team effort and I would not want to exclude a single person that’s helped me to get to where I am for any reason).

  • #12065

    Hi again, Wheezy82. It sounds (to me) like you have the right medical oversight providing you with guidance – glad to hear it! Please keep us posted as to your progress. We are always here to provide assistance and support.
    Warmly,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • #12353

    IncredibleSunshine
    Participant

    Last year. Ive had breathing troubles and chronic bronchitis since I was little, but just last year got diagnosed after a particularly scary bout with bronchitis. The ER sent me home with a rescue inhaler, and when I went to my new doc, he insisted on testing, and here I am. 58, and just learning the ropes. All the days spent with a humidifier when I was a kid, all the days of missed school, all the nights of waking up feeling like I was drowning, and no one spotted it. So weird. Docs keep asking was I ever a smoker. No, my parents were.

  • #12355

    Hi IncredibleSunshine and thanks for sharing your experiences with us here. Hang in there!
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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