Do you have asthma? What are some of your coping methods if you don't have an inhaler handy.
I had asthma pretty bad in the 1980's but slowly grew out of it. I no longer take any medicine for it. One bit of advice really helped. It is that the problem is not getting air in, it is getting the used air out first. I would exhale as much as possible before inhaling more air. It really helped me deal with the asthma.
Also, taking a inhaler called Pulmicort in the 90's seemed to quickly get rid of my asthma. I don't think it's made anymore.
I’m on Qvar twice daily and I’m on a Flovent (albuterol) rescue. I’m fairly well controlled, and as odd as it seems, I ALWAYS carry those cheap little Star peppermints with me just in case. Peppermint has actually shown to be a great natural bronchodilator, and I’ve found that sucking on a peppermint genuinely does help if your having a minor attack (I always start with my rescue, of course) but it’s a nice little trick to decrease that shortness of breath.
hands on the back of your head like the cops are gonna shoot you 😂. it opens up the lungs and allows more air to flow
I do & have for about 30 years.
A few years ago, I began limiting inflammatory foods from my diet for several reasons, but it helped my asthma.
I have a salt inhaler that I use when it’s flaring & I also use Yogi’s Breathe Deep tea.
In a situation where I might need a rescue inhaler & don’t have one handy, I stop (& sit if possible) & try to get my head as close to between my knees as I can. It makes breathing easier. I focus on my breathing & try to regulate it.
I’m on generic Singulair. That helps is you can deal with the side effects.
Running and getting in shape allows capillaries to function better. When I’m running I I’m 100% but when I stop for a few weeks I can hardly breather ever
Yes. I have a corticosteroid/bronchiodilater inhaler that I take twice a day, Singulair and Zyrtec once daily, and an Albuterol inhaler for emergencies.
Mine is well-controlled...I used to jog regularly before I hurt my knee, and shall do so again when it's fixed.
My cousin has it. Or had. And now I hear he Vapes too.
I was diagnosed with it but then had an overall diagnosis of CVID so I don’t know if I have actual asthma