I'm a 51 year old previously fit healthy active woman. Since October 2017 my health started to decline rapidly starting with anemia, weight loss, chronic fatigue then kidney function decline then being diagnosed with stomach lesions (gerd) diverticuli, uterine fibroid, gallstones, abnormal echocardiogram showing something around my heart etc etc etc the list goes on lol.
Over the last few years or so I have also noticed that I would wake occasionally with breathlessness. I also noticed I was getting a lot of stuffiness in my nose even without a cold. My sinuses would be constantly blocked up from Early Autumn until summer. Then a few months ago I noticed that I would occasionally get breathless walking or going upstairs. Then last month out of the blue I suddenly became really breathless. I went to the doctors the next day and he gave ventolin which didn't seem to work. I spent the next month constantly struggling for breath, feeling like I was slowly suffocating for hours on end, letting go of its grip for a few hours and then coming on again for another few hours until I got my appointment through for my lung function test. My lung function test was normal so she prescribed me clenil modulite steroid inhaler and within 3 days I could breath again. I can't tell you the relief I felt after a month of constant struggle with weight loss and feeling extremely tired from trying to take a breath.
Can anyone relate to these symptoms of adult onset asthma. I know I have to see a cardiologist for my heart but my breathing is now normal again and could gerd be causing my symptoms because every now and again I get slight burning in my throat? Waiting to get answers is taking too long?