Depressed - Asthma coming back!
I started taking abxi in 2008 for "adult onset asthmai" after a bad chest cold. After several month of abxi the "asthma" was gone. It has been 4 years since I had any asthma symtpoms and have needed no asthma medication of any kind all those years. I considered myself 100% asthma-free.
I have been completely off the abx for about a year now and during that year I remained asthma-free... until about a week ago. I had two separate instances of exercise induced asthma incidents. They were mild. But this is how it originally started years ago and got worse.
I don't know what caused this sudden return. My last cpni titers in May were good. I've had no cold or flu to bring this on. I'm guessing that, simply because cpn is almost impossible to eradicate, what little was left in my system after the abx has managed to grow stronger and make a come-back.
I'm feeling pretty depressed right now. It has been so wonderful being asthma-free all these years. No medications and their side effects. No fear of leaving house and forgetting in the inhaler, or it running out. The idea of having to deal with all that again has me on the verge of tears.
I'm going back to see the doctor next week. Perhaps I can go back on the abx and clear it up again. But I can't stay on abx the rest of my life. The idea that whenever I stop the the abx the asthma could return is making me feel pretty hopeless for the long-term prognosis.