Ok, well I have posted several times over the last few years when i get sick and just can't shake it. I have been told a few times I have asthmatic brochitis but that I do not have asthma. Almost everytime I get sick I end up on breathing treatments. I know I have mild allergies and I do take meds for those. Well I think I actually do have asthma. I am going to the he dr tomorrow. If they keep having to treat me for asthmatic conditions with asthma meds, then honestly I think maybe I might need regular treatment to prevent all this crap. I was feeling a ton better today. The weather got wicked cold and it was so easy to breathe. Had to sit in a churches musty basement which was warm and bam I was actually gasping for air and wheezing. The lady with me said she doesn't think I am so much sick ( never a fever) but that I really sound like I have asthma. Her entire family has it and she seemed really sure. It got me to thinking so checking online.....wow mild asthmatic sounds just like me. So if this is the case what I am looking at here? I am sure they will want me on my allergy meds more often than whenever I feel like it. Can I get away with not taking steroids constantly? If they are this mild, would I just be looking at an inhaler in my purse and steroids when things flare up? How would the doctors want to limit me? We are outside a TON. Pretty constant. And around animals. The animals stay too. Oh and the bloody wood stove we just spent a fortune on. Can asthma develop this late? I am 36 and never had issues until just a few years ago but every year is worse allergy wise and the brochitis thing. I want the low down. What questions do I ask? What do I avoid? Anything natural I could do if this turns out to really be asthma? How is this going to affect my life really? The more I read the more sure I am, and I am not thrilled on this. The one person I know who has asthma can barely tolerate the outdoors. I have 3 weeks of camping planned already. Fill me in please.