Last Year we had a fire in our apartment causing 2 floors of water into our unit. we were told to sit in our unit and do a complete inventory of all our personal items there were damaged. Of course we did from 7/20/13-7/28/13 everyday for about 6-7 hours. Floors had 3 inches of water, walls covered in smoke, water. We had no air-conditioning or fans from the apartment management. Last year we had a week of over 90 degrees and especially days without cool air. A few weeks after I began to wheeze, cough, sinus congestion, green discharge from the nose and throat. I went on 2 inhalers, then 2 different sessions of strong steroids. Yesterday we found out the management did not put in any filters since we moved in 12/2/13 thinking all was repaired. Please answer my question (1) why did the doctor put me into a category of Asthma I have never had any respiratory issues. Never ever smoked in my life. Mold causes Asthma health issues? (2) My routine eye exam in July it showed a very small sign of cataracts in both eyes. But in October my eye sight changed to super sensitive to light and all white objects turned yellowish. Did the steroids and inhalers make the cataracts grow? December 2013 I had to have both eye operated on at the age of 55yrs. Does the inhalers cause damage to your heart if you have already have heart issues. SVT, enlarged left aorta. If anyone is able to help me understand mold and asthma and what steroids can do, Im very grateful. I am still on the inhalers, at times with high humidity I still get congested, coughing, nasty headache Doctors are to busy to answer my questions. Thank you all again for your help.View Thread
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