I have have had asthma since about 1973, when I was first diagnosed with it. It was always brought on by exercise and very little else, as far as I was aware. My father had chronic asthma as a child, but this disappeared when he hit pubity. Mine, however, didn't. I was hospitalised a couple of times as a young child, but generally it has got better with age, and then appeared to plateau at mid teens. By my 20s I started noticing symptoms brought about from seasonal pollen, food types (dairy especially), winter colds and flu as well as exercise.
I have never been great with the meds. When on Becatide or any preventative I generally failed at taking it regularly enough to really notice any improvement in my asthma. And especially as a teenager, I used to heavily overuse Ventolin - up to 10-15 double/treble puffs on a daily basis.
I currently use Symbicot and Ventolin - try yo be more regular and consistent with the preventative, and more controlled with my Ventolin usage too.
I'm now approaching 40 and want rid of asthma for good. Enough is enough.
Does anyone have any serious experience with alternative therapies and medicines? I'm sick of filling my body with Glaxo's drugs and am willing to try anything...
Also I lived in Australia and New Zealand for a year recently and noticed a drastic improvement in my symptoms... Admittedly I was more active physically, but could the climate have been responsible for this?
Hope someone can help.... 32 years of asthma is really beginning to get on my errrrrm chest!