Hi everyone! I'm new here. The past few months have been tough with my asthma. I live in Florida and we had an algae bloom of red tide. I had a family member come down for a vacation in October. I'd forgotten to check the status of the red tide and spent 3 days at the beach. I felt it immediately on day 1. I'd always heard the symptoms dissipate when you leave the beach but didn't realize that's not always the case for people who have breathing issues.
It took me 9 weeks to recover from the exposure. Symptoms daily. Mini attacks off and on all week. And one attack a week. My general doctor put me on advair and increased my proair. She told me to stay inside for a week at one point to try to help limit exposure even more. She was wanting the inflammation to subside too.
It seemed like it was taking me forever to recover. And when my birthday came in December I couldn't blow out the candles on my cake. That hasn't ever happened before. I'm trying to get an appointment with a pulmonologist. It's just been a lot and I'm glad to be here on the forums now with others who understand how frustrating it can be.