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What do you do to distract yourself from an asthma flare up or attack?

The Moderator Leon gave me the idea to ask everyone this question. I really like to use Legos to distract myself. Have you ever thought about distracting yourself when you're recovering from an asthma flare up or attack? I highly recommend it. Honestly you would be surprised how far a little distraction can go.

  1. That is a great question. I like to sit in my recliner watching the news. Or, better yet, this time of year I'd watch the Tigers -- not doing well this year but still some interesting up-and-comers to watch. I'd also catch up on the many series and movies that I'm behind on. I'm looking forward to hearing what others in this community do during asthma attacks, including you, John. asthma.net community moderator.

    1. I like legos and motorsports and The Simpsons and stuff like that, so that's what I use to distract myself


  2. Thanks for the 'shout out', Wild Tech.
    I appreciate it!
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    1. Of course! You're very welcome!

  3. - Hi Wild Tech - this is a great question. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the community uses distractions, if they do at all.
    For me, I find that sitting in front of the television takes my mind off everything and lets the time pass quickly. That generally works well for me!
    Thanks for posing the question here!
    Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

    1. I play video games, watch motorsports or play with Legos

  4. I'm currently having a flare-up now play games, social media, reading books, watching TV/movies & just cuddling

    1. same for me. I usually have 2 cups of coffe, tje second one not later than 2pm or it will mess up my sleep time. But durring flare-up/attack I could have 4 cups of coffe, the last one after 6-7 pm and still be too much drained, and asleep at 9:30pm. Coffe works for me durring attacks. I feel like nothing can make my hart race at those days. There is too much diredness and fatigue

    2. I hear you, Antonia, and thanks for joining in this conversation. I understand everything you've shared about caffeine for yourself. When one is feeling well, caffeine can really affect one's sleep patterns when it's taken so close to bedtime. However, the fatigue associated with any kind of asthma attack can seem to override any stimulant.
      I, myself, stopped drinking caffeine so many years ago. I found that I never had issues falling asleep. However, if I had caffeine during the day, I would wake up at 3 am - eyes wide open and raring to go! I attributed it to the caffeine.
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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