I've just joined as I am newly diagnosed with asthma, although I do feel a bit of a fraud as it is very mild and only troubles me very occasionially mostly in the form of a prolonged cough following a chest infection. I am in my 50s and my mother developed asthma at a similar age so there is a suggestion that it is hormone-linked but don't mention the M word!
My bigger claim to fame is that I am the mother of EmilyH, and so I already know quite a lot about asthma in its various forms. (and what I don't know she fills me in on, she's such a doctor at times!)
I am a secondary Maths teacher in a comprehensive, and so am on holiday at present, so if anyone wants to reply to say hi, I have plenty of time to do answers.