For those of y'all who might not be familiar with me, I'm a somewhat recently diagnosed asthmatic. My most severe symptoms arise when I get respiratory viruses. I recently got over COVID and a few days in I ended up having a severe attack. I'm prescribed 2 puffs of Albuterol every 4 to 6 hours as needed as my current classification is mild intermittent asthma. I had a severe attack one night. I used my inhaler, 2 puffs every 4 to 6 hours as needed, and it didn't help much. I woke my Mom up at 5am when I couldn't take it anymore. I told her I did my 2 puffs and I was repeating it every 4 to 6 hours but it wasn't helping. I thought I couldn't do more than that. I was fearing an ER visit, which I didn't want because that would be scary. When I woke her up we did a COVID test and it was positive. This attack lasted multiple hours and it was so bad I had trouble using my inhaler which didn't help matters. I couldn't get a strong enough cough to expel anything for the longest time, and I didn't want to cough because it hurt. Anyway, the point is, I forgot the 10 puff rule. I know what it is, I just couldn't remember it. I wasn't super panicked because I know that would make the attack worse, but I didn't know what to do. I remembered it after the fact. I'm just wondering how do you remember the 10 puff rule or other things you can do to save yourself when you're having a severe asthma attack? My Mom sat with me and made sure I was okay while this attack was at its worst, but I could have done more. Sorry for the lengthy post explaining things, but I honestly have been scared for the next time this happens.