Hi, I'm new on the asthma board. I am 54 years old and was wondering if it is possible to get asthma this late in life. I've alway had allergies and gget bronchitis or sinusitis once or twice a year. But I have recently been wheezing. A few months ago I went to the clinic because I had a gterrible cough, was wheezing (new symptoms for me) and chest was tight. they took xrays and ruled out pneumonia but said my oxygen level was bad (I didn't even think to ask what it was) and gave me a breathing treatment and steroid shot. Yesterday I started wheezing again, though not as severe. Anyway, I always thought asthma was something that started out in childhood. thanks for any imput.View Thread
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