It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Asthma Message Board

Am I asthmatic?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2
breathingishard HB User
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.)

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-12-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 19,273
Titchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB UserTitchou HB User
Re: Am I asthmatic?

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

Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:51 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!