Hello Everyone, I am excited about this new group of fellow asthma sufferers! I live in the suburbs of Chicago. I was diagnosed with asthma in my late forties. It progressed from exercise induced asthma to border line COPD. I never smoked a cigarette, but grew up in a family of smokers. For years my asthma was never in good control and I was in and out of the ER and hospital and taking prednisone and different inhalers. I also suffered with many sinus infections. Finally my doctor did a simple blood test to check my eosinophil count and it came back very high. This causes inflammation in the lungs. I have now been diagnosed with Eosinophilic Asthma. I go once a month for a biological shot called Nucala. This has helped me immensely! I also take Breo inhaler. Nucala injections are very costly but I am fortunate that Medicare and my supplement Plan G cover the cost. Thank you for letting me share my story!