Patient Comments: Adult-Onset Asthma - Experience

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Please describe your experience with adult-onset asthma. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: MotherOfUnicorns, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I’ve had 3 attacks of adult-onset asthma that started with me running from my shuttle to the train on the other side of the station (60 steps up and down). I have an extreme pain in my chest, I start to feel faint and flustered, and I try to hold back that first cough. Once that first cough comes I have trouble getting in any air for 10 minutes, with mucus flying everywhere, and tears in my eyes. usually takes 45 minutes to get to 50 percent, and 1 to 2 hours to get back 100 percent.

Comment from: Courtney , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I have adult-onset asthma since my son was born 9 years ago. A year ago I started experiencing shortness of breath. I was admitted to the hospital, did all the tests on my heart, and CT scan, but nothing showed on the x-rays, scan, etc. The pulmonologist couldn't find anything wrong, my lungs were perfect. I still struggle from shortness of breath and the only thing that helps is Ventolin. The worst time is in the early hours of the morning. I use my pump at least every 3 to 4 hours a day.

Comment from: Angierose60, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I moved from Los Angeles, California to Southern New Mexico nine years ago. The very first winter I experienced an asthma attack. I never had one before. I had a cold, then bronchitis and then asthma. It seems, the longer I live here my asthma seems to be getting worse. I see physicians. The only thing that seems to help is prednisone and albuterol plus using a nebulizer. I only have trouble with asthma about once or twice a year but it can last for a few months.

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 19

I recently moved to southern New Mexico. Last spring I developed a cold, then bronchitis, then adult-onset asthma.

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