I wanted to share my story:
I never had asthma in my life before, but do have hayfever in the springtime. But these are mild and I usually manage it very well without antihistamine. When my husband and I decided to start a family, i coud not image I would go through hell. 1 day after my sons delivery I felt wheezy for the first time in my life and it got worse. My first doctor said, it was only a bronchtis and it would go away. But it didn't. My second doc than diagnosed asthma, but he does not believe me, that I have never asthma before and no one in my familiy has this too. After many visits to doctors and trying different inhalers, it does not improve my breathing. Now, 8 month after this, I still struggle nearly everyday mostly in the evening. But I gave up the steroid inhaler, since it does not improve my breathing. My lung doc finally says my hormone are still unbalanced, it needs time to settle. Now I am trying to wean off my baby, in hope it would get better.
My gynecolist says it hasnt do anything with my pregnancy, since he has never heard about it.
I searched google and do find some answer, that asthma can improve or worsen during pregnancy, but how about developed? And will it be better in time or do i have to live with it. I am very depressed, I had a active life, now I am always afraid, that I would get an attack, and the triggers seems unclear. Taking 1 antihistamine seems to work a bit, but it has not to do with the pollen.
Also since birth I got hives all over my body, but with 1 antihistamine a day, I have it under control.
Any storys of yours or advices are appreciated, sorry for my english (not native speaker)
#asthma postpartum #pregnancy