Hi Cris, I truly sympathize with you where the anxiety is concerned. And having asthma can really create more anxiety. Are you on an anti anxiety med? I used to have terribe anxiety but have been pretty good for a while. I do take an anti anxiety med and my a/d med also helps to control anxiety. The best thing you can do if you are feeling anxiety about asthma is try to stay calm. The more upset you get the harder it will be to breathe. So try to relax, use your inhaler but give the inhaler time to work. I find it best to sit very upright say with a lot of pillows behind me. When I wheeze and use my inhaler I always wait 15 minutes, staying very calm and then the wheezing clears up. Also, something my pulmonologist told me is don't take the 2 puffs right away. He said to take the first puff, wait 5 min. and then take the 2nd puff. Be sure to use your spacer. This method has really helped me. We have communicated before on asthma. And I recently today sent you a post. What inhaler did you finally get? As far as the anxiety goes it helps to be in therapy and have medication. Controlling your breathing also helps. You can overcome this = I did but it takes work and time and help. Please post and let me know how you are. I will do what I can to help you and answer your questions. Take good care of yourself.
Thank you guys for your concern and for giving me hope. I feel better now, ups and downs, but I know I have to fight and do not give up.
Aurora, thank you for always being there for me without knowing me you always have the right answer. Yes, I am on medication for my anxiety, but the asthma medication makes it worst. My Dr. prescribed Ventolin HFA, but I still have some albuterol CFC left. I spent some days at my sister's place and it made me feel good. I've been dealing with anxiety for over a year and sometimes I just can't take it anymore.
Thank you friends, and happy Valentine's Day!
God bless you all,