I Have Asthma

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    I'm a Proud Asthmatic =p

    I have had asthma for as long as I can remember. I think I remember a short time when I could run without having to stop, or sleep through the night, or fill up my lungs, but that ended when I as diagnosed in first grade. Now, for those of you who don't have asthma, it might be...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122
    16-17, F
    7 Responses Apr 17, 2009

    I have asthma and It suck.

    .. When I was younger, I had I think three asthma attacks. It also doesn't help that I panic that I'm like going to... you know die. Though I have my inhaler...
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304
    13-15, F
    Jan 22, 2015

    Ran out of meds on Friday,

    won't be able to buy more for a while. Self-medicating with caffeine, coffee specifically. Breathing just fine.... but my digestive system is not gonna be my friend for a while! LoL
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige
    31-35, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    Suffocating

    Ive had asthma since i was born. It never used to be bad except when i get involved in sports. This was alot of the time since i loved being active and it knid of made me feel like the odd kid out. When Im on a team Im always the last one running since i have to stop alot because...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 6, 2011

    I have more inhalers

    than a drug store, I swear! One in my purse, one in my backpack, bedroom, car, grandparents house, aunts house, in the barn, in the kitchen. It is ridiculous!! lol
    A6143 A6143
    18-21, F
    Mar 17

    I finally realized I had it my freshman year.

    I wanted but to play soccer. But I would pass out when we would run and you could hear me wheeze and see my nails turning blue. I have serve asthma. It can be so very embarrassing for me. Espically around friends. When everyone smokes I have to walk away cause I will faint and...
    jessikaaaaa jessikaaaaa
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 2, 2014

    I can't even walk around the block without

    feeling out of breath, I have two inhalers, one is a preventer which I have to take every day and the other one is ventolin which I take whenever I feel that I need it. I want to exercise and get my fitness back but every time I push myself a little I start coughing and...
    mcgradyyeah mcgradyyeah
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2015

    How hard is to know that you have asthma

    when you are already in your late 20's? It is so hard I can't even accept it.. It just started December of last year.. I didn't know I have it but I've been having difficulty breathing for two consecutive days so I decided to go see a doctor. It is adult-onset asthma. I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jul 12, 2014

    I had to go to the hospital yesterday BC I had

    a panic attack and I didn't have my inhalor so I went into shock followed by a seziour
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014

    I have had asthma for the past 30 years along

    with serious allergies to plants, etc. I grew up with this asthma and played sports. I thought I grew out of having Asthma. A little over 3 years ago I had a serious Asthma attack. I was incubated and place in a coma for 6 days. They did not think I would live. I did survive...
    Pikebd1915 Pikebd1915
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2015

    I have just got out of hospital

    after a severe asthma attack leaving me in the resus room of my local A&E! I now feel really anxious about things I wouldn't normally be anxious about! I'm worried about going to work after, i work for my local accident and emergency and went through them when I was ill! I also...
    beccahayley beccahayley
    18-21, F
    Jan 18

    the doctors told me I would grow out of it.

    Lies! Almost 30 and still can't breathe
    soggyenderman soggyenderman
    26-30, F
    Feb 17, 2015

    I don't think I have it anymore,

    I don't know. But, when I was young, around three I think. I got three asthma attacks. I don't remember them really good. I remember one was at my grandpas apartment and another one was at my aunts house. I don't remember when or were my other attack was, or if I even had one...
    tink3304 tink3304
    26-30, F
    Jul 18, 2015

    I had an asthma attack this morning .

    it was biology class and i was not feeling very comfortable. but i ignored it and we began suddenly i felt as if i was breathless and due to lack of oxygen in the lungs my nails and lips started turning blue it was absurd i rushed to the washroom and splashed water on my face by...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 7, 2015

    Haven't had an attack in 10 years.

    I stopped carrying my inhaler 3 years ago. I had an asthma attack today, out of the blue. It left me on the floor gasping & scarred out of my mind.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 22, 2015

    My asthma makes it hard

    for me to do sports in school because i walk up the stairs and I'm out of breathe and it stresses me out that i cant stay in shape or be like a normal kid who wants to play football or take dance classes or something like that.
    FantasticMarcie FantasticMarcie
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    Being asthmatic is worse

    when you have fractured ribs!!!!!
    anagapesis anagapesis
    16-17, F
    Jun 25, 2015

    Having reached the decision to request referral

    with a view to getting epi pens to help me to deal with my allergic reactions, i feel terrified right now. i don't much care for the idea of giving people poisons to inject me with and trusting them not to actually go ahead and kill me with them. i'm still not certain how the...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 19

    Status Asthmaticus

    I was dx'd with adult onset asthma about 15 years ago...never was an issue as a child. I've had some bouts every now and them, but nothing that my rescue inhaler or if worse, prednisone wouldn't handle. Well, that all changed on 9/29/10. I was home alone and remember having...
    JulesInBmore JulesInBmore
    51-55, F
    7 Responses May 16, 2012

    Asthma almost killed my 2 year old self.

    I thank modern technology.
    bezhnech bezhnech
    26-30, M
    Jul 7, 2015

    My mom and dad both has ashtma genes,

    but they're only carriers. They don't actually have asthma. I found out that I'm suffering from it a few years ago, when I was in my dojang (taekwondo training hall), training. It was three weeks before a match. Then someone nearby is burning their trash. The wind swept the...
    roseinsurvival roseinsurvival
    13-15
    1 Response Oct 8, 2015

    I get really bad asthma attacks

    when I run, get stressed, or any kind of strong scents. so about 3 or 4 a month.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 16, 2015

    Tightness In Chest For 35 Years!

    I have had a constant tightness in my chest for the last 35 years-it appears to be made worse by certain allergens-exercise-stress-but always present-Just recently after years of different meds etc-my allergist tried Qvar -lo and behold-wow-this is the best I have felt! Is it...
    Tyronie57 Tyronie57
    56-60
    1 Response Feb 5, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

    Only Those Who Have It Know What It's Like

    It's a scary feeling when you can't breathe. When your chest feels constricted, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling doesn't go away. No matter how hard you breathe, you feel like not enough air is being drawn in. You panic.You gasp for help even though no sound comes...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Jul 2, 2010

    First time having a attack

    and it's scary....it's like I'm a fish out of water...
    faith1415 faith1415
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I do have asthma coupled with a mild case of cystic fibrosis..when I was about ten my asthma seemed to have went away for a while..then when I was 16 ..I got mono..and my asthma returned only worse this time and as I have grown older it coupled with the cystic fibrosis has only...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    I have had asthma since I was 4 stayed in the

    hospital for months I remember parts of my memory when I started coughing and coughing. I remember when I couldn't breath it was getting hard for me to get air in my lungs. It was a battle a hard battle for me to face i even spent my birthday at the hospital because of the...
    vidiepie3174 vidiepie3174
    13-15, F
    Aug 27, 2015

    Since I have this cold my asthma has become A

    LOT worse. Last week I could breathe and cycled for 50 miles, this week I feel week, struggling to breathe, tight chested, coughing, wheezing and can barely climb the stairs without running out of breathe! I really do feel like I'm going to stop breathing and just die.. I GATE...
    Adam352 Adam352
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 31, 2014

    My asthma is really bad today.

    My coughing and wheezing got so bad I threw up. I had to stay home while my family went out and did things.
    notthatoneguy notthatoneguy
    13-15, M
    Dec 13, 2015

    Every day is a sweet day

    when I can take a deep breath. I imagine I will lose my life to an asthma attack. Today is a really good day!!
    AJEYE AJEYE
    46-50, F
    Apr 27, 2014

    It's like a curse. I haven't been suffering

    with it all my life, developed lately for reasons no one can understand and it's destroying my life. I'm a fighter I fight it, but I'm getting up at night with the feeling like some force is around my air pipe taking the last bit of air I've got out. I can't say I'm not...
    3kstazy 3kstazy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    I was born with asthma it been hard

    for me, for many year having puffer every place I go, and out of hospital and doctorthe asthma got bad as I got olderI'll signal my self from my friends because they smokeI am spiritual person
    zxcvinny zxcvinny
    51-55, M
    Mar 26

    Okay. I hate it when people with inhalers are

    stereotyped as "nerds" or "geeks." We have a f*cking MEDICAL CONDITION where our lungs suck at being lungs and tighten up. We have to use medicine to help us breathe. Do you know how crappy it is waking up at 2AM having to use it? Or being too embarressed to use the inhaler at...
    cherryxxbomb cherryxxbomb
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Last day me goes to friends house .

    she bring me to her room. There is a closet gud liking one. After lot of talk she ask me to get into closet and said its fun. I obeyed. She suddenly close the door. There is no air holes. I cant breathe. My asthma triggered. I am wheezing and crying for help. Aaaaaahhhh open the...
    asthmakari asthmakari
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2015

    I have asthma and I find it SO stupid

    that my housemates who are also asthmatics try peer pressuring me to bum marijuana and cigars with them. I'd rather hang myself.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 25, 2015

    Im Glad Im Alive

    well when i was 5 after my mom got me a cat, later that night i was not breathing well. my mom rushed me to the hospital.then thats were i found out i was allergic to cats,dogs,etc.
    ilianaleon28 ilianaleon28
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2012

    I've had asthma since I was 3,

    coincidentally, it was the same day I got diagnosed with hfa. The last time I had an asthma attack was in 6th grade. It hasn't gotten any better but it hasn't gotten worse either I guess.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

    Wish it would just hurry up

    and kill me because not being able to breathe so often sucks. Can't breathe today, had a really bad attack last night.
    nothingandno1 nothingandno1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015

    Just diagnosed with asthma 3 weeks ago

    and ended up in hospital.. Yikes. Now feels like it's coming back
    tko87 tko87
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2015

    I was diagnosed with asthma

    when I was really little I was 2 years old and I keep going to the hospital a lot of times almost died from asthma but god saved me and I'm really grateful cause if he didn't help me I wouldn't be here right now thank you god.
    vivian31745 vivian31745
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2014

    Severe Asthma

    I have had asthma since I was a small child. I will go through stages where I have no attacks only to relapse. I have been in emergency rooms more times than I can count with some being by ambulance. The worst attack in recent history was in December of 2010 and it came after a...
    yotamize yotamize
    31-35, M
    3 Responses May 14, 2012

    Yay... just one more dose of Prednisolone left.

    then i've finished another course...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls
    31-35, F
    Feb 22

    i was 10 years old and full of energy,

    it was sports day at school and i was in the 500m race, i was really excited! i started running fine and was in 3rd place, but half way round i realized that i was more out of breath than usual, but just thought it was because it was a hot day. but a few seconds later i was...
    lizzay123 lizzay123
    36-40
    Mar 1, 2014

    Born With A Death Sentence. Fighting Everyday.

      My name is Bea. I am 21 years old. and I was diaganosed with severe chronic asthma at 6 months old. During that time I was intubated for an extended amount of time. Sense then everyday I have fought asthma. It started out that every year around spring/summer and Christmas...
    bea33 bea33
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2013

    I Have Asthma....asthma Doesn't Have Me...well Anymore...lol

    I have had asthma since the age of 2. My asthma was very severe at that age, until I seemed to 'grow out' of it at the age of 7. At the start of my 6th grade year, out of nowhere I had a serious attack that hospitalized me for a week. My asthma became worse until my doctor...
    AiRbOrNe09 AiRbOrNe09
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 25, 2006

    I have had asthma since I was 24.

    I believe it came about as a result of bronchitis that kept recurring and was never fully cured. It damaged my lungs. I now have to carry a rescue inhaler and take Symbacort for long term treatment. It sucks because, if I laugh real hard, I start to cough and feel like I can't...
    FTDFTL79 FTDFTL79
    36-40, M
    1 Response Nov 28, 2015

    Severe Adult Onset Asthma

    Ive had asthma now for 20+yrs....Im 44, disabled nurse,. I have a hard time with daily living...stay home 95% of time trying praying not to trigger! Im on steroid inhalers daily ...treatments frequently..other meds. I mainly avoid life because Im afraid of the next trigger...
    netta67 netta67
    41-45
    2 Responses Oct 29, 2011
    Skittles2587 Skittles2587
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    Wouldn't Wish It On Anyone.

    I was diagnosed when I was just six months old.  I spent most of my childhood in hospitals, but in my teens things seemed to start to improve.  But by the time I hit junior year of high school, it came back with a vengeance.  In 1996, I spent almost the entire year...
    Newfiegirl110 Newfiegirl110
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2007
    nice80 nice80
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    i had asthma when growing up

    as a kid even up to my adult stage it wasnt easy i went through hell u know how it feels when u find it hard to breath.presently i have an asthma foundation called EZESONASTHMAFOUNDATION we are tryin to help dose sufering from asthma by creatin awareness.ucud reach us onfacbook...
    nkenneth nkenneth
    31-35, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    I wish they find a cure

    for asthma ! Both my child and I have asthma
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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