Friday, January 8, 2010

Asthma as an Adult?

The new year came … and brought me a cough, rough lungs, and a tight chest. Two days ago, my cough turned into longer coughing fits (or episodes) which were difficult to stop and had me gasping for breath.

And a mild headache came and lasted two days. At this point, I pretty much decided it was time to see the doctor. Did I mention I am tired also. (but no other problems)

The diagnosis this morning was: temporary asthma. Which is exactly what I starting to think it might be … but goodness who gets asthma for the first time at 33 years old?

I was told there was no reason to believe I would have asthma the rest of my life and this may go away for good … or it might be triggered by something … or well, the bottom line is there is no knowing what the future brings.

So, for the time being I have 2 inhalers and was told to call back if I don’t feel 75% better in two weeks time.

1 comment:

Gregg and Jenn said...

oh my gosh Sher!!! why didn't you tell me!!! that's pretty scary to not be able to catch your breath. let's pray this is just temporary. love you!