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Old 02-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #1
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Am I asthmatic?

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was young, this was due to having a few chest infections and wheezing. After a few years the doctors decided I no longer needed an inhaler and had 'grown out' of it.

When I was around 13 however I began to feel short of breath again after exercise and was put back on a reliever (salbutamol). My asthma had never been severe and so I have more or less forgotten about it, this was until the other day I found my old peak flow meter. I got a reading of 520 and have now been keeping a diary of my results for a few weeks. Results have been stable with 480 being my lowest and 540 my highest. This is without having taking any sort of treatment for asthma in the past 3 years including relievers and preventer.

I've never had an asthma attack, nor do I cough at night, wheeze or the other common asthma symptoms. Yet under my medical records I'm still labeled as asthmatic.

Additional Information: I'm 5"6 and around 50kg, I've also suffered from anxiety in the past which I think confused some of my symptoms. (Such as thinking a tight throat was due to asthma, not anxiety if this makes sense.)

 
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:56 PM   #2
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Re: Am I asthmatic?

Unless you start having SOB after cardio or for no real reason, I think you're fine.

 
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