I was diagnosed with asthma when I was in my mid to late 20’s. I was told that I didn’t have it as a child, it started due to a combination of my “accident” in 1992 where I collapsed a lung and got pneumonia, and the fact that I have had environmental allergies all my life.
I started out needing inhalers only when I had an attack. I was given Salbutamol and Flovent. As the symptoms became worse, the Flovent was traded for Advair and I was to take both inhalers regularly with extra doses during attacks.
I didn’t get any better so when I had an attack I would have to take prednisone, which played havoc with my moods and anxiety disorder. I could breathe, but I was a mess of nerves and depression. It got so bad that I refused to take the prednisone.
Then my new respirologist started me on Singular (Montelukast) 10 mg once a day. This has been great at keeping my asthma in check.
I give all of this as background from before I was given the chance to review The Health Storylines app for Asthma. Click here to read more about Lydia's Asthma Product Review using the Asthma Health Storylines app.