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#AsthmaProblems - Asthma Awareness Month

We understand how frustrating asthma can be and several problems may arise that only other asthmatics can understand. Always losing your inhaler? Forgetting to take your asthma meds? Annoyed to carry your asthma necessities on a trip? Missed out on any events? The list goes on #AsthmaProblems. Share your frustrations and asthma problems here for ONE bonus entry for our #AsthmaProblems Solution Kit.
DOUBLE bonus entry for also sharing a photo of a GIF, meme, or photo showing how asthma makes you feel.
Here's the link to the giveaway: https://asthma.net/spotlight/solution-kit-giveaway-2021

  1. Needing one of my rescue meds and realizing that I forgot to restock it in my stash of meds at work so I don't have it.


    1. Hi Sarah - thanks for responding and providing a further explanation. It sounds like you have every base covered, so to speak. Even for the times when you do forget, you have an excellent fail-safe method in place to take care of any emergency.
      Keep up the good work!
      Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    2. That's so fortunate that there's a pharmacy downstairs, Sarah! I bet that takes away a lot of the anxiety of forgetting your meds. Take care of yourself! -Melissa, asthma.net team

  2. Just taking my wallet instead of my purse and realizing I have no albuterol, Benadryl or epipens with me.

    1. I think that happens to the best of us! Can you keep some of those things in your vehicle, just in case? -Melissa, asthma.net team

  3. My frustration isn't forgetting my meds it's more dealing with the public. What frustrates me is going shopping feeling ok then getting bombarded with someone's perfume. I'm sensitive to so many scents and being by someone who took a bath in perfume can ruin a day.


    1. Hi Tiggerrt, and thanks for your post - we hear you, and you are certainly not alone! So many of our community members have expressed similar sentiments as yours about an inconsiderate public! What do you do for yourself when you find yourself in this situation? Do you think wearing a mask might help to protect you from the scents and odors?
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator asthma.net)


  4. I hate it when i notice people staring at me when I use my inhaler in public.


    1. Hi Sarah, and thanks for chiming in here. You make a good point - it can be very uncomfortable when one has to use their inhaler (in public), and folks around tend to stare. How do you manage when this happens to you? For me, I make every effort to get to a more private place - I try to avoid using the MDI in front of others. Do you think you might be able to do this? Do you think that would help you?
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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