10 Reasons Asthma Blows

I was first diagnosed with asthma when I was about 12 years old after suffering from wheezing symptoms but it was thought to be fairly innocuous – I was given an inhaler and sent on my way.  In fact in my late teens I don’t think I really suffered at all and eventually stopped bothering with my repeat prescription.  It came back with a vengeance in my early 20s – I think mainly due to living in cold, damp student accommodation (we were so paranoid about the costs of heating that, with hindsight, I don’t think we had it turned on anywhere near enough!).  My own indifference to my breathing and general lung health came to a head when I was admitted to hospital with pneumonia in January 2006. My asthma doesn’t really have a specific, identifiable cause for flare ups and can just kick off when it feels like…

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Treating Asthma with Respect

Treating Asthma with Respect

I first started to show symptoms of asthma in my early teens – wheezing particularly in the cold or after exercise.  At the time we … View Post
Asthma & my little girl

Asthma & my little girl

Being pretty asthmatic myself I’ve always been very conscious of the fact this “trait” could have been passed to my children.  Of course … View Post