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where has it gone??

Hi, haven't been on here for a while, so hi again!

bizarre question really but can asthma all but disappear?

I was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 29, for the next 2 years symptoms got worse and by the start of this year I was on montelukast and seretide 250 2 puffs twice a day and still needed ventolin a number of times a day plus frequent oral steroids. Every time I had a cold I ended up with a chest infection. The Gp was considering maintenance pred or another drug I can't remember at the minute.

For the last few months, almost as if someone had flicked a switch, my symptoms have disappeared, in two months I've used ventolin twice and have reduced to 1 puff once a day of the seretide.

Now I'm not complaining, it's great that I can do things now i'd previously had to stop because of my asthma bit I'm confused. Was I wrongly diagnosed with asthma? Will it come back? If it comes back will it be better than it was or worse? Has anyone else get experience of changing symptoms and can offer advice?


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Hi Butterfly,

In one word... absolutely!

That has happened to me before. And I am hoping it will happen again. A word of advice, respond quickly to symptoms ever returning and step up treatment accordingly. My experience is my asthma will always be difficult to control but I do have spells of excellent or good control (or one time no symptoms for 4 years!). It is when those symptoms come back I need to react quickly.

That is so exciting to hear Butterfly, I hope it does last a very, very long time!! xx

(Just to add, I am very excited for me too, I am entering my best time of year and I have only used my inhaler twice in the last 10 days, (except for exercise) the least amount in 3 1/2 years!!)


Being on monteleukast consistently may well have had a significant impact on any allergic component. Don't knock it! ;)


So glad to hear things have turned round.

I've had some really good years too. Asthma is just one of those things that can come and go.


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