Thanks to thorough investigation by an asthma consultant, I've finally been told I don't have asthma (unless really mild) but I do have restrictive lung disease. The latter comes as no surprise to me as i have had reduced lung capacity since I was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 13. What I do find alarming is that I've been told I 'm likely to develop respiratory failure and pulmonary hypertension. I've had a tough few years being heavily medicated for a nasty autoimmune disease pemphigus vulgaris. Luckily that's now in remission. It's been a struggle and I was hoping for better health but it seems unlikely now. I'm like a cat with 9 lives. I seem to have used up a few recently. I would appreciate any advice on how to keep a sensible perspective and how to speed up care? So far this diagnosis has taken about 18 months (I was mistakenly treated for asthma for 25/30 years!). I want to find out what I can do to have the best quality of life. I'm open to your suggestions.