Hello. I am new here and wondering if anyone has had a similar experience with adult onset asthma or know someone who has? I got bronchitis last winter and it took 4 different medications to finally get over it. I had a burning heaviness in my chest after that, but my oxygen sat was at 100% and heart rate normal, so I was sent to Pulmonologist for more tests. He asked about asthma, but no typical signs were there. My GP did prescribe Abluteral/Flovent while I had Brinchitus, but they didn't seem helpful, and no wheezing was ever present. Also, I had no changes in my environment, and no allergy symptoms. Perplexed, a CAT was ordered. Long story short (a lesion on mediastinum, a small nodule on R lung, and a spot on breast were found), but burning, heaviness and exhaustion did not go away. They tried to order a PET, but my lovely insurance denied it 3 times. I had a bronchioschopy to rule out cancer, then finally, was sent for a asthma test!!! Lol. Yep. Could only get through 3 of the 8 "poisons". Now, I feel the "heaviness" in my chest still all the time. Not really ever an "attack" per day, as much as a, I can hardly breath and at night it's worse I wish this would go away kinda feeling all the time. It's like having asthma that never gets relieved. I'm always tired. So far, no inhaler has helped (they tried Brio and Dulera). Oh, and I'm allergic to steroids :/. They are a bit perplexed only bc obviously the inhalers should be relieving symptoms (right?) and I'm exhausts that is weird (right?) and I can't work I'm a music and movement teacher at a preschool I'm only 42 years old (right?) and my stats are normal (right?). Ok. Anyone? Thanks!
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