hahaha... I wish ON my life asthma was reversible!! lol controlled... yes.. I have had asthma for 20 years, and I have to say I really never took it serious. but there are sooo many different types of asthma, and so many different types of meds to treat what kind you have. i see lots of 2 year olds in my daycare come in with asthma meds because they cant seem to get over the bronchitis or cold they have. the meds help, they get over it! they cured Asthma! as they dont need their meds again. until of course it happens again, could be 10 years later, who knows.. but did they Really have Asthma? or where they just treating a chest infection. with the supper bugs these days, chest infections are getting worse and asthma meds work wonders on them.
I really dont know anymore. for me it is just life. if I didnít have an attack for a long time, I would think OMG its cured, and then I would have an attacks again
I get symptoms, I take my meds, the symptoms are gone. I take a shower, it hurts to breath, I take my med. ALL BETTER!! yaaaay!!
I only ever took my meds when it HURT. and ofcouse, i'm an idiot, because I never took it serious, and smoked for 15 years. and let a woman move into my house with LOTS of cat. And Iím allergic to cats.
then I started getting more and more asthma attack and chronic bronchitis. chest pains.. ect.. and my meds were not working. and they keep upping the dose and changing the meds. now i'm on the strongest med. there is nothing better then this. I was told if I donít quit smoking MAX 2 years I will be on oxygen. but it looks more like 6 months. and now, the strongest asthma med will not control my asthma.. thatís when I was diagnosed Lung Disease COPD. Early stages..
my doc told me if I quit smoking and live as healthy as I can, it could be reversible because we catch it early. Menaing, I just have to deal with asthma. that sounds great to me
But when I quit smoking and got over the lung infection, the damage to my lungs is soo bad. My breaths are very shallow as I have lost lung capacity, and I have to gasp to get a full lung of air, just breating in, I cannot fill my lungs. And sometimes I can barely breath in at all. And NO meds will work. Now.. Iím scaredÖ I donno which way I will go.
one way I may go is Like the doc said and clean up my life, get healthy and reverse it, then I only have to worry about the asthmaÖ
Or it progresses, and no meds work and I cant move talk or anything because I cant breath only force Oxygen in as I cant do it myself to keep me alive..
Asthma you struggle to breath, you take meds, you can breath again! Most the time I donít take meds, I wait for it to pass the body is great at seeing there is trouble and doing its own thing. I only take them when it feels serious or dangerous.
My COPD, you struggle to breath, but meds donít work. You wait for it to pass. Its soo crappy sometimes, I want to cryÖ but I donít have the breath to talk, walk, or cry.
To me, COPD is worse. And I can only hope that every time I struggle to breath and slowly start suffocating, that its only an asthma attack and my meds will work.