Adult onset asthma

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Registered: 05-09-2010
Adult onset asthma
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Sun, 06-30-2013 - 9:04am

Has anyone here been diagnosed with adult onset asthma? I am in my late 40s and my doc thinks my recent bought of illness is asthma. I've never heard of anyone my age being diagnosed with asthma. I would love to hear if anyone else has experienced this and how you are being treated.

Nancy
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Registered: 01-11-2003
Wed, 09-04-2013 - 4:18pm

I'm 39, and was officially diagnosed with asthma about 4-5 years ago. I might have had exercise induced asthma in high school, but I don't know b/c when I got in trouble and coach made me run laps I absolutely couldn't breathe and it scared her so bad she made me stop. But it's gotten real bad now. I am on symbicort, spiriva, singular, and ventolin for a rescue inhaler. Had to go to ER for a breathintreatment Monday, try family doctor Monday for a follow up where I was wheezing and got a shot and another breathing treatment, and then today had to go to my allergist doctor for another breathing treatment. Never been this bad.