Last year I suffered from symptoms that lead me to suspect late onset asthma. On several occasions I woke in the night with difficulty breathing. I was suffering from frequent coughing fits and on two terrifying occasions found my self gasping for breath after a short walk.
Phone conversations with my GP lead her to give a tentative diagnosis of late onset asthma, exacerbated by and triggered by hay fever. I took over the counter anti histamines and used a reliever inhaler. After some time and poor peak flow readings I was given a preventer inhaler. I was also tested for Covid which proved negative. I was given an antigen test which seemed to rule out Covid.
This summer I’m totally clear of any symptoms and have had no need for either inhaler. I still take anti-histamine. I am mid 60s. Can I have recovered or was this asthma? Very puzzled. Owing to Covid etc I have never had a consultant diagnosis.