I have recently been diagnosed with asthma and don’t really know much about it. I did go to the library and found some related books there which I read. Also, I posted a few questions on the net for which I received a lot of satisfactory answers but I’m still baffled by a few queries. Asthma is supposed to be in the lungs isn’t it, then what is meant by attacks? Do you have to take medications when they occur or is it necessary to take them lifelong? I am experiencing shortness of breath all the time. Why is there no mention of this anywhere? I don’t have a wheeze neither do I have a cough. I don’t doubt if I have asthma because the Methacholine challenge test was positive and the doctor has put me on Pulmicort and Foradil. Tell me, has anyone ever experienced my symptoms? After taking these drugs, I have found a lot of relief but my chest feels a bit sore. Are these medications irritating my lungs? There’s also a bit of hoarseness but I guess this is normal isn’t it?
New age medicine treats asthma differently. Doctors today are now putting their patients on lifelong medications to prevent further deterioration of health and hoping to bring down the number of attacks. Also, it is possible that permanent damage to lungs can also be avoided. Probably my doctor is trying to be proactive but one thing I’d like to know is, are the medicines I’m taking responsible for my sore throat? I’m also anxious about my hoarse voice, will that go away?