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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    First time having a attack

    and it's scary....it's like I'm a fish out of water...
    hope1415 hope1415 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    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

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    These few days, I've been waking up from asthma

    attacks. I guess this asthma of mine is just getting worse and worse each day but it annoys me that it wakes me up each day really early. Can you like stop attacking me in a very early hours?? I wish it could just go away so that I could finally sleep properly..
    xXGothicAngelxx xXGothicAngelxx 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Skittles2587 Skittles2587 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    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

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    nice80 nice80 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    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

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    Asthma almost killed my 2 year old self.

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    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 31-35 Mar 1, 2014

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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 22-25, F Jul 18, 2015

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    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.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jan 22, 2015

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    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.
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 9, 2015

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    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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    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

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    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

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    Being asthmatic is worse

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

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    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.
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 1 Response Nov 25, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    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

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    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

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    Last night I can't breathe easily,

    I can't sleep, I can't pet my lovely dog, I can't eat chocolates, everything :'( This asthma makes my life ruins, sucks. Every time I inhaled my nebulizer, which has a Salbutamol, after that I started to palpitate (2 times a day :( ). I have acid reflux too #sadlife...
    MattCutie16 MattCutie16 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    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

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    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...
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