Friday, 5 June 2015

I May Have Asthma

So for the past few weeks I haven't been breathing properly. That's a pretty big warning sign that something is pretty wrong. I felt a bit of a tightness in my chest when I breathed, with the occasional spot of wheezing. It was especially bad at night and after exercise. That presents two possibilities. The first being gross unhealthiness, and the second being asthma. It turns out adults actually can develop asthma later in life. It's mostly a thing that happens to people with allergies and I've had some pretty nasty allergies thanks to the change in seasons.
A Brief History of Asthma
Now okay, I'm no lightweight, but I'm hardly grossly unfit. I work out two times a week and am a lot more active now than I've ever been. Though even if that was the case then I'd need to do something about it. So I went and booked myself a doctors appointment. I attended said appointment yesterday and he agreed that something is likely to be wrong. He's not so sure about asthma and has booked me in for a proper test in a few weeks. In the meantime he gave me an inhaler which is pretty cool.
I've used it twice so far and I have to say it makes a pretty noticeable difference. It's good being able to breath properly. The really interesting part of this tale though is the reason I initially considered asthma. See I'm currently reading a book where the main character has asthma and as I was reading it I found myself thinking "Hey wait a minute, that sounds familiar..." So thank you, book I just happened to be reading.

I'll keep you guys informed.


  1. Hope they find what it is soon.

  2. See? Reading IS good for you.
    Stay well.

  3. I know lots of people with asthma. Those puffers are terrific for it.

  4. A few months ago, I was also diagnosed with asthma. I came as a surprise. I never had any difficulties breathing (except for when a heavy cat was lying on my chest), but I cough all the time when walking.

  5. Hopefully the docs will find the problem and correct it.

  6. Shit man, that makes me legit scared for myself. I have a ton of allergies, some breath-related (though I don't think the trouble is in the lungs), so does that mean I also have fair chances of this happening?
    Even so though, whatever it is, you continuing to improve your condition should help combat its symptoms a bit, right?

    1. I can only recommend getting yourself checked out if you notice breathing problems. I got booked in to that breathing test and it was decided that while an inhaler did help me breath, it wasn't enough of a difference to suggest a real problem like asthma. If it gets worse I'm to go back. Right now I'm kind of on the edge of developing full blown asthma.


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