This is possibly a strange/stupid question, but I’ve been wondering if asthma ever becomes more predictable... I know it’s a variable condition and that different people have different experiences. I was diagnosed about 18 months ago and obviously it took a while to get my head round what was going on. I’m now more used to my symptoms and triggers and try to avoid things that set my asthma off where possible. I go through periods of time where I have good control and rarely need my reliever, and then there are times when symptoms get worse and I know straight away what has triggered this. But there are also times when everything seems to have been going well and I’m not expecting any problems but out of the blue I start getting symptoms and have no idea why. It feels like every time I think I’ve reached a point where I know my asthma well and how I will react, it goes and surprises me again! What I’m wondering is – does it ever become more predictable? Is it possible to spot patterns - does this just take time? Or do I just have to accept that asthma is variable and expect ups and downs at any random time?! I’m interested to hear about peoples experiences/opinions, but sorry if this post makes no sense!
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