Asthma: How do you recover from an acute attack?

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Hi everyone,

I've had asthma for ages, but I had my first "real" attack 2 days ago.

5 days earlier I started coughing, being out of breath. My doctor had me take my normal medicines and albuterol a bit more often. But it didn't help, it only got worse. When I called him back with difficulty breathing, he told me to go to the emergency room.

At the ER the doctors gave me 3 inhalers, and my lung scan was perfect. I left with Advair 2 times a day and 3 puffs of albuterol 3 times a day. It's been 2 days and I still have breathing difficulties (although much less severe) and chest pains.

How do you all feel after a severe attack? Is what I'm feeling normal? Is there anything I should be doing to feel better?


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Asthma: How do you recover from an acute attack?

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@knsasmyhme Hello knsasmyhme, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry you went through that, that must have been scary! Let me tag some members who can share their advice or experience with you.

Hello all, how are you today? What do you do after you have a severe attack? How do you feel? Is there anything you do to feel better? Feel free to share you experiences or advice with us here!


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Asthma: How do you recover from an acute attack?

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@knsasmyhme‍ Hi there,

It’s very scary when we can’t breathe..especially now with everything going on..

I have leaned that I have panic attacks which have been making my asthma worse..I learned to do breathing exercises, walking is good..but once our asthma flares up, it takes a while to get back to controlling it..

I removed all carpet from my home, got a air purifier and only use natural cleaning products..

also drinking ginger, peppermint tea is good..get a fern plant, helps us breath better in the home..vacuum your mattress 3x’s a week..

Hope this will feel better soon..

Kind regards,


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