Hiya, I'm new to this and new to asthma..
I cannot get the hang of things yet but like every thing I just have to get on with it I know but it’s so hard as some of yous will know..
I feel very panicky all the time and when my 2 kids start to go wild I start to get panicky all the time I cant seem to get things under control, I'm also pregnant with my thred child which I do not think is helping my anxiety plus this bad pollen we have been having..
Can anyone give me any tips on how to try and chill my self out a bit so I do not take so many panic attacks and have to take my inhalers so much?
Please and thanks
Hiya and thank you for the welcome.
Yeas to all that you have just said I have never in my life been claustrophobic
Till about 5mounth ago which I think triggered of my asthma in the first place.
Hi Scottish Smurf,
Were you diagnosed with asthma? Have you always had it, or just recently diagnosed with this pregnancy? Are you having shortness of breath with the panic attacks, or prior to? You say you are using an inhaler. Are you using Albuterol? If you are, make sure you have a spacer to go along with it. It provides a space so you get more of your medication in your lungs instead of depositing in your mouth or going out in the air. You should wait 1 minute between puffs. This allows the first puff to start working and the 2nd can deposit deeper in your lungs. If you are taking an inhaler that is a streriod,(steriods reduce the inflamation on the lung tissue) make sure you rinse your mouth after. If you don't, you can get mouth sores or thrush. Remember don't abuse your inhaler. If it is not helping, and you can't breathe, see your doctor, or go to the hospital.
Hope this helps
SnowyLynne, I am really glad to hear that! But I had one question for you. Your name is almost like a balm to me to read, since it's over 100 degrees here in Texas, I wondered where it came from? I'm supposing you live in the land of snow and ice in winter?
Thanks every one that are helping.
With being pregnant no its not helping much as every thing gets pushed up..I have anopontmeant to see the doctor so all should go well.