I was just diagnosed with Asthma for the first time in my life at the age of 39. Apparently I've always had it and my flare ups are in the event of a virus-which has always lead me to bronchitis-I never knew the reason I was always soooo sick compared to everyone else was because I actually have had asthma this entire time. Anyway, I am new to this, seeing a specialist but I still dont understand what is going on here..lol.
This time the flare up was very bad and I'm still not quite right 7 weeks later. I just ended my 2nd prescription of prednisone (yuck) and definitely better-but not understanding the pain. My dr. said the pain is probably from all the coughing and I need to give my body time to rest and heal. I actually think the pain is something else.
Does anyone experience pain in the back where the lungs are located after being in humidity or doing more strenous things like cleaning-lifting etc? My chest might not be tight but this area hurts. also last night when moving a large toy in our yard (not heavy) I actually heard a pop on my right side and had a hard time standing up for a few minutes-and have been left with more intense pain on that side in the lung area mostly in the back, and it did bring on a coughing spell afterwards. Does this stuff happen with Asthma?
I just went back to the dr. yesterday and she said I sounded good-I dont feel tight-but because of this pain I have been using my inhaler here and there during the more intense moments just in case.
I think I have a mild case of asthma-because I only know of 2 real astma attacks that I've had which were both in the last 2 weeks.
thanks for any comments in advance-I'm just trying to figure this out so I can keep things under control and not have another bad flare up of bronchitis this summer!
I take symbicort am and pm and have ventolin inhaler for when needed.View Thread