Okay, while steering clear of medical advice, I just wanted to know if anybody knew of people being diagnosed with asthma or developing asthma in their young adult years (I’m 20). Searching online, I find that usually one must be a child (<15) or adult (45>).
I’m going to the doctor tomorrow (if there is an appt. available, that is) on the advice of my boyfriend, who has asthma and recognized all of my symptoms (only one I’m missing is wheezing). So, I know the doctor will be able to make a diagnosis, but I just wanted more input so I’m not totally uninformed when I go in. (Links to relevant sites I may have missed would be helpful).
I do know it’s not bacterial, because I’ve taken two courses of antibiotics prescribed by the doctor, and they make absolutely no effect. (Delsym type medicines likewise have very little effect). It can’t be viral either, because nobody around me has gotten sick, especially including my boyfriend ;). I’m not a smoker, though I am around cigarette smoke sometimes outside at school (REALLY bothersome). It’s just been this stinkin’ cough for 6-7 weeks now that won’t go away. (I don’t cough all the time, thank goodness, it seems to come in bursts, and then in between there’s this constant tightness/tickle in my lungs).
So, that’s why I’m wondering, as I wait until my doctor’s appt. Is it even possible to develop asthma as an young adult?