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Paige

O-night...as a fellow asthmatic, I must say that is indeed a shitload.

I returned to the inhaler only recently. After a few years of not having these fits, I found myself in a far-too-hot coffee shop with my daughter, wheezing until I was almost blue in the face. It came out of nowhere and it freaked me to no end.

clarissa

I was always jealous that my asthmatic brother got one of those mysterious tubes on which to suck. I wanted one. Of course: my brother was older. I wanted whatever he had. even asthma.

clarissa

I was always jealous that my asthmatic brother got one of those mysterious tubes on which to suck. I wanted one. Of course: my brother was older. I wanted whatever he had. even asthma.

Jack

If I had a tenth of the humanity people say I should my first reaction to this would not have been remembered annoyance at never being able to quite convincingly enough pull off the wheeze that would convince the PE teacher to let me stay indoors and read instead. There is, after all, only so many weeks a girl can claim to have her period in a row.

Or indeed the second reaction, mentally constructing and reconstructing the improbable but interesting story of what it was last night that made you short of breath.

Little Bird

Oh I'm so chuffed I'm on your side bar!

I too am an asthmatic. Bitch of a disease. I too was an addict of ventolin, couldn't go anywhere without it. When I moved to the city for university I ended up in hospital and worked out it was time to do something about controlling it instead of the other way round.

For nearly 5 years now I've been almost free of all inhalers, no preventers, no relievers, and it's been magic. Just recently things have changed and I've been wheezy. Time for a check up.

Hope your wheeziness subsides soon.

xLB

Beth

Its nice how they come in two colours. The two easiest to co-ordinate into a man's wardrobe, too.

Myself, I don't have much experience of asthma. The only sufferer in the family is my mothers' mother and possibly some of my mothers sisters, although I have no real interest in finding out.

Hope you're feeling better though... I must say the idea of being short of breath for anything other than over-exertion doesn't sound like a lot of fun.

pocketpunk

yep yep....thats the equivalent of having a nebulizer a day. My eldest had asthma from being a baby and was admitted to hosp during a particularly bad attack when she was 2. They administered 10 "puffs" of ventolin into a nebulizer and she sat there for however long it was and then ran around paed ward for about 2 hours because it made her "high".........

Have an expresso instead!

overnighteditor

Thanks for comments all.

My recent need for the inhaler was just due to cold weather, I think.

Interestingly, taking it for the first time in a long time means I will take it... a few times. Seems it's difficult to take it "just once".

I don't associate the inhaler with "getting excited" (to me it means only illness) - maybe this has something to do with the depiction of asthma in popular culture?

OE

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