Hi - have recently been semi-diagnosed as ""probable late-onset asthma"".
Am currently on my third course of pred in the last couple of months, following a bad weekend where my peak flow was down to 270. Peak flow is now back up to 600, so seems to be doing the trick (it should be 645-ish; am 37 and 6 ft). Am currently on Seretide 500 Accuhaler (1 puff, twice a day), plus blue Salbutamol as required.
We're still in the early stages, so it's hard to tell what the triggers are. I'm currently waiting for blood test results for general allergies, plus specific tests for house dust mites, grass and cats. (Also a glucose test, because my blood sugar was up last time, but they think the pred may have done that - just want to rule out diabetes).
Anyway (waffling, sorry), my question is this: I have been invited to a party tomorrow night, where I know there will be a number of smokers, and I'm not entirely sure what to do. I don't spend any time around smokers generally, and I'm not keen to aggravate things so soon after last weekend (lungs still feel a bit fragile). On the other hand, it may not be a trigger, and I don't want to stay in forever just in case.
Any thoughts or suggestions?