Im new to the boards all. Glad i can finally find an active board in this subject.
Im a 26yo/f....
Amongst many other conditions, i suffer from asthma, and im allergic to pollen. Otherwise theres too much to list but you'll see me in various boards around here im sure.
Anyway, ive been having asthma attacks left to right in the last week. Ive suffered asthma since I was 21 years old, but not to an every day degree. i used to go many months before an attack and got them primarily only when i was sick like i get every year with bronchitis, walking pneumonia or sinusitis.Or in real hot or cold weather or when my gerd acted up or the pollen level gets high. Not too many attacks either- maybe like 1 or 2 before the stretch.
Now, I dont have any indication of those triggers and over the past week ive had practically 1 or 2 attacks a day on average. 2 of them were real close to calling 911 since I could hardly talk, the pressure was so great in my chest, i was wheezing like crazy, hunched over, breathing real shallow, and was dazed out. and I took my rescue inhaler more times then indicated since it wasnt working right away like it usually does.
whats scaring me is that they are so close together. I hate to admit this, but i have been a smoker since i was 19. i feel rather ashamed. i have switched down to lites since i couldnt handle full flavor about 3 mos ago. it used to not trigger me, but now i think its the root of all my asthma attacks lately.
i tried to quit so many times and i just keep on going back to it. ive been on every quit product you can think of practically with no luck. im starting to see reality that i could die if i keep it up after those 2 massive scares.
Im seeing my doctor tuesday or wednsday and asking for better alternatives for me to get me to quit because now i have to if i want to see the light of day any longer. it was the most foolish thing i could have done was to start out of peer pressure and a stupid bet between 2 people at 19.
Now,in between attacks ive been coughing up white mucus and i hear a tiny bit of wheezing still remaining. ive been more tired lately as well.
i came here for some mutual support and encouragement and a shoulder to lean on since this is scary for me right now.
im literally standing at the crossroads of my life at this point in the game and in my young life...
i hope i manage to quit before it is too late. :(