I have asthma. Most in my family have asthma. Im 40yr and have been smoking habitually since 16.
As a kid young as 4, i remember having attacks and have been hospitalized several times for asthma and pneumonia growing up til early adult age around 23yr. Was told by Dr.s and specialist growing up i would be an inside, non respiratory able kid who shouldnt be outside with dirt, dust ,allergies and doing things to make me breath hard… like play.
To get to the point, i didnt listen to Dr and specialist and mom and dad let me be free and do what i wanted with warning and preparedness, inhalers and all. Played all sports, mainly track and football, played trumpet thru jr and sr high, was a skater for a good while, outdoors all day early riser since the 80s. I get up early no matter what and get in a full day every day, i go hard with natural energy still to this day.
Before 16yr i used inhalers a lot as preventative and small rescues and breathing machines in bad times. Never any pills or that little purple disc my mom used, just inhalers and breathing treatments.
After becoming a regular pot smoker i noticed some differences after smoking in some situations.
For example, i would normally use an inhaler before getting on my skareboard, i forgot my inhaler 3days in a row and was always nervous without having an inhaler in my pocket. I toked those 3 days anyways and had no issues except the caugh from inhaling smoke. Eureka!
Im smart, so I tried the same thing before bed, i usually hit the inhaler, but this time i hit the joint. I was lucky growing up to have a bedroom perfect for a pothead kid, i got away with cheech and chong type shit. Anyways, i noticed my breathing was the same as using inhaler.
So i started smoking before activities and bed. My breathing treatments went on the back burner and inhaler use went down but not away until my early 20s. By that time i was no longer carrying an inhaler in my pocket but still kept them around for reacue or lack of weed use.
Leads me to believe its not medicine or weed that helps me, its the state of mind! Im a firm believer in mind over body. You can think your way thru things like asthma attacks, panic attacks, anger, any feeling you have unless its that overwhelming you need to get medicated.
I also thinkyou can grow out of asthma through exposure to elements and allergies, exercise or get physical as much as possible and by living right above the bar that is set by your limitations and then raising that bar when your comfortable.
At 40yr i keep inhaler at work, truck, and bedside drawer. I rarely use them any more. I also have figured out what my triggers are and avoid those.
Thats my opinion