[*][*][*]Before reading one, i know smoking is bad for me irregardless of what conclusion i come to, but i need any prejiduice against smoking to be removed to get an accurate answer for this question, any advice is appreciated :_
Im 16 and about a month ago I had an asthma attack while playing football. It felt like my throat was clogged up and air couldn't get through, i had to sit down, cough, drink water, and in time in subsided. I got prescribed a relief inhaler a few days later. Over the past month my asthmas gotten a lot worse, and now my doctor has given me a preventer inhaler as well. I have never had breathing problems of anykind before in my life, but as a result of this i quit smoking a few weeks ago. My breathing hasn't improved at all, which leads me to this theory:
I have a lot of allergies and an old dusty house. 2 weeks before my first asthma attack, the roof and attic of my house was ripped up, and all kinds of crap got in the air, my mum, who has mild asthma, had to use her inhaler for the first time in years as a result. I moved out for a couple days, and chain smoked 20 ciggeretes at a party with no adverse effects. When i moved back in my house, week by week i had to smoke less as my breathing became heavily impaired. I couldn't excercie or smoker without feeling like i was going to die. I tried cutting down on smoking and doing less intense excercise, but that didnt help. More and more of my house is getting renovated and more dust and toxic crap is filling my house.
Anyway, i originally quit smoking because i thought my year of smoking caught up to me and i has asthma, but upon thought, an asthma attack a week after house renovations seems to speak for its self. If my breathing had improved after quitting smoking, maybe i wouldn't think this. So my questions are:
- is my asthma caused by these house renovations and aggrevated by smoking or vice versa
- Is this temporary
- Is it worth using steroid inhalers if this is temporary
Thanks for any advice