I apologize for the length of this; I just want to give a full description of what's been going on.
I was diagnosed with asthma a year ago, after a random episode one night. It resolved very quickly, until mid July this year, then WHAM–asthma hit me like a ton of bricks, with an attack during allergy patch testing. I have had recurrent sinusitis and asthma ever since.
The main problem I'm having is that I am surrounded by triggers, and some of them I cannot escape. I am renting a house on the edge of the woods, and it is replete with mold. Mold is visible on walls in numerous rooms. My landlord won't do a thing about it.
I am getting married in five weeks, and last night I woke with wheezing and panicked, triggering my first real episode in a month or so. I used my nebulizer and was able to get back to sleep within an hour.
We have lined up a new place to live after our wedding, but I am exposed to so many triggers between now and then (we also have cats and high ceilings that trap dust), and I just want to be feeling better for our big day.
I am stressed to the max, so much so that it's hard to meditate sometimes…I also have generalized anxiety disorder. I don't have an action plan or full understanding of my triggers, because my asthma is so new and my allergies are so aggravated that I cannot be patch tested for environmental triggers. I am looking for comfort and strategies to deal with my situation…has anyone else had to live with triggers? How do you deal with the stress of uncontrolled asthma? Can anyone reassure me that I'll be able to have a great time at my wedding and not be worried about my health?
Thanks very much for any and all support and suggestions.