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Asthma Attack from Fatigue

I work a clerical job and I have noticed when I leave work completely exhausted that my chest is a little tight and my voice fades in and out and cracks. As the evening goes on my chest gets tighter and painful and it's harder to breathe. Does anyone else haven't an asthma attack or flare-up caused by fatigue? If so, what do you do to calm your symptoms down (rescue inhaler doesn't usually work for me in this situation), and is there anything you do to prevent it? Thanks!

  1. Hi Shannon and thanks so much for your post. You've presented an interesting situation - that your flare-up or asthma attack may be caused by the exhaustion you feel at the end of the work day. Do you think it's possible that this exhaustion may also be from the stress and anxiety you experience during your work day? Do you have the same feeling on the days that you are not working? There is no question that being extra tired and managing anxiety/stress throughout one's day can have an affect on asthma. For some, they act as a 'trigger' I thought you might gain some additional insight from this article on that very topic: https://asthma.net/living/is-fatigue-a-symptom-of-asthma/. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

    1. Hi, Leon. Thank you for your response! I don't really have this problem on days that I don't work. Thinking about it, that usually seems to happen on days that I have the extra task of answering the phone for our office. I will pay closer attention to my stress/anxiety levels on those days and see if trying to reduce stress helps. I appreciate your insight! Thanks!

  2. Hi again, Shannon - it's my pleasure! Glad to have been able to provide you with some insight. Please do check back and let us know how you're doing. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

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