Hi everyone, I’ve just been diagnosed with asthma today after a recent trip to the doctors. A few weekends ago, I felt severely out of breath and couldn’t even walk slowly whilst trying to talk at the same time. This was completely unusual and so when I still felt this ill on the Monday, I took a trip to the doctors and got sent for a chest x-ray. When using the peak flow meter, I was only reaching 200 at the most and that was a struggle for me to do that!
So after 2 weeks of using a reliever inhaler (which massively helped) and recording my peak flow measurements, I’ve now been diagnosed with asthma at the ripe old age of 30! I now have a preventer inhaler too.
How have you all found living with asthma since your diagnosis? I’m not really sure on what to expect.