I know it sounds like a strange question but it has me wondering. I am 37 years old male who has had Asthma since i was very young, approx 2 years old. I have always been fairly fit and healthy despite this and it has not hindered me to much in my life thankfully. I have only had probably about 3 or 4 serious attacks that i can remember in my time. I have up until last year always taken preventative and reliever. Even if exercising i found i would need reliever etc after exertion - ie i always had to have my preventative inhaler with me.
Now though and for the last couple of months i get what to most Asthmatics (who have had it all their life) an experience that must seem very strange. I can exercise as much as i want, really push my self and out of breath, i really do have that out of breath feeling, but the difference is that there is no wheeze or feeling of Asthma that i would of always got over the last 37 years. At first i almost instinctively went for my inhaler out of habit, but it was purely the ""out of breath"" feeling any person gets, there is no wheeze.
I have now not had any reliever for over two months. I just take my serentide morning and evening as advised. Also my peak flow always used to sit around 550ish, but since last week i am regually pushing 650 with ease. I have to say it is a very strange feeling (all though of course good one)
I will go and see my doctor (not seen him for over a year) but in the meantime my questions to people here is....
1. Im not ""counting my chickens"" but if i no longer have Asthma isnt 37 a old age to grow out of it?
2. Apart from not taking a reliever, how do you know if you no longer have Asthma - will the doctor have some physical way of checking?
3. If it appears that my Asthma has gone, i wonder how i will be phased of seretide? Part of me will be scared to change anything that has led me to my current healthy condition.
I will see my doctor next week but until then wondered on peoples thoughts, if they have any experience of this happening to people etc.
Thanks for your time.