I would like to share some positive / helpful information for anyone going through hell and trying to find answers.
My wife (47) was diagnosed with asthma in her 20's. She occasionally had the odd puff on her inhaler, but never had an attack. Then two years ago she had a severe attack and spent 10 days in hospital. She got better, a few months went by and then in January 2016 she had an identical attack.
Since then she had an attack every month. Each time off to A & E, followed by 7-10 days in hospital. She would then recover at home for another fortnight and then back in again. This continued every month for nearly a year.
We went through 3 different consultants who dismissed Hormones and came out with lots of other possibilities.
Eventually we managed to convince a gynaecologist to prescribe Zoladex injections once a month. This worked great and my wife returned to normal for a few months. However it is known that this drugs effectiveness can wear off. It did and the attacks resumed monthly.
Thankfully, but still sceptical, the gynaecologist agreed to a full hysterectomy. This took place six weeks ago and the transformation has to be seen to be believed.
She is off all the steroids and other Asthma meds, doesn't even need her puffer and we have just returned from quite an active break in the Lakes.
The gynaecologist has signed her off and occupational health has signed her ok to return to work (after nearly 2 years off).
We went through hell trying to get consultants to accept the link with Hormones and spent many a late night googling to find answers. Hopefully this may help someone else.