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   Posted 3/5/2008 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   

Is there a technical term for the "Weak" feeling that I get after I have an Asthma Attack?  I feel like it is easier for me to have another attack.  During these "weak" periods, I feel really short of breath, weak and tired.

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   Posted 3/7/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know if there's a term for it but it may be that you are just exhausted following a major attack. I know that I feel that way. In my case, the severe coughing and oxygen deprivation leave me very sore and run down after a flare up. I also read that the airway may remain inflamed for quite some time afterwards making you more vulnerable to subsequent attacks.

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   Posted 3/7/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
The only term I can think of lethargic or malaise - not sure if that would be right though.
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   Posted 3/11/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
According to

"1. a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort, often marking the onset of a disease.
2. a vague or unfocused feeling of mental uneasiness, lethargy, or discomfort."

Looks like malaise is a good term to describe what you are experiencing.
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   Posted 3/11/2008 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
breathing is fundamental to life...when you have difficulty breathing it is nature to become very tired. I would think that your body is telling you to rest. that's my read on the whole thing and i have been tired a lot from asthma.

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   Posted 3/11/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
It looks as if you have gotten a lot of good replies.  I think everyone was right on target.  These are some of the same questions you asked repeatedly last year when you were using two screen names.  I don't mind if you have new questions, but if you have repeat questions, please refer to your old posts.  I do hope your asthma gets better.

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