Topic of the discussion
Posted on 23/06/2020 00:00
How are you today?
In your daily life with asthma, what bothers you the most? Is there a particular symptom that you'd like to get rid of or forget?
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Beginning of the discussion - 25/06/2020Asthma: What bothers you the most in your daily life? https://www.carenity.co.uk/forum/asthma/living-with-asthma/asthma-what-bothers-you-the-most-in-your-daily-life-3497
Posted on 25/06/2020 11:41
@Courtney_J For me, it's definitely the breathlessness. I used to be so active and did all kinds of sport, but I struggle just walking up stairs.
Posted on 17/08/2020 18:39
I’ve put on weight over the lockdown so I’m struggling with asthma really bad I’m going back to slimming world on Saturday but I’m getting stressed because of my weight .
Posted on 24/08/2020 12:53
Hi, mine is the dry\chesty cough that comes along with asthma joined with hayfever. Sometimes makes me feel like eating, constantly drinking water to hide it. Definitely during this COVID time.
Posted on 31/08/2020 14:15
@KrazyKhick Yes, I agree! I've felt very subconscious about being breathless and having a cough out in public since this has all started, especially when I have to take my mask off when it's giving me trouble. I make sure to cough into my elbow and I try to drink lots of water like you said, but I think people are so paranoid they think I have COVID!
Posted on 09/09/2020 10:36
Hi people are very paranoid I had a full blown argument with a lady in our local supermarket I do not wear a mask my asthma is bad and I suffer from clostrophobia really badly so wearing a mask sets my asthma off more anyway this lady started arguing that bad we had to have security involved she said i shouldn't be out of the house i shouldn't go anywhere i was putting her at risk i can understand where she is coming from but I don't go shopping anymore I get everything delivered the lady and security guard have made me feel like i need to stay in i am struggling now just to take my children to school avoiding walking near anybody
Posted on 14/10/2020 20:57
@Anniedee That's terrible that you went through that. I think tensions are still very high amongst us all so some people can forget their empathy and kindness at home.
I can't stand the coughing and wheezing either. I struggle with my weight because I can't be very active, and because of my weight my asthma is worse. I can't win.
Posted on 20/10/2020 01:57
My asthma really bad u can hardly breath
Posted on 16/11/2020 12:29
I’ve got severe asthma and still wear a face mask as I feel that I want to protect others as well as my self. I’ve got an oximeter and tested my oxygen levels whilst wearing a face mask and I have not had any change in my blood oxygen levels at all. The only thing I find a bit uncomfortable is the fact that I get a funny taste i my mouth and get bad breathe from wearing a face mask and that I can get bad acne from it. It’s not the nicest thing to wear in the world and I fully understand how some people can get anxious from wearing one which can then cause breathlessness.
Posted on 17/11/2020 09:35
@Anniedee that's awful. You shouldn't have to explain to anyone why you aren't wearing a mask plus no one should be treated in such a way. I have purchased a lanyard from either Amazon or EBay with "ASTHMATIC MASK EXEMPT" written on it. It has made a huge difference to how how people treat me in the street & shops. However, a Drs surgery won't let me in without a mask, absolute madness!