I breathe through my nose and try to think of something relaxing at the beach. One time I was in the er for my asthma and the receptionist told me to wait in line, so I did. By the time she got to me, I guess my O2 was pretty low because she rushed me in and told me why did I wait. I waited with my head down, taking deep breathes. Oops.
It sounds stupid, but when I am having an attack I: *try to ignore it If I can ( not making a big fuss of it ) * I have to simply calm down and slow my breathing
I don't know why, but my state of mind, has a big influence on the intensity and duration of attacks. I hate when I am having an attack and some of my friends and my parents are around, because they start to PANIC and instead that they are helping me I have to calm them down in the same time that I am fighting for my breath!!!
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I listen to classical music or anything that is relaxing. I have a "swing" chair and I just SWING and shut my eyes and enjoy the beauty of the music. I call it my "music appreciation hour" and I try to do it daily !
The chemical structure of caffiene is similar to Theophylline, a drug used to relax the airway muscles in patients with Asthma. It will dilate the bronchial tubes and help with breathing. I would not take this as medical advice, but I have known several persons with Asthma that have drank coffee to lessen an Asthma attack. Unfortunately, the caffiene in coffee also increases your heart rate, as does many of the inhalers used to treat an acute attack, which can really make you feel more short of breath. Therefore you should definitely check with your doctor before you self treat with this method.
a few years ago i ended up in the ER with an asthma attack. there was a wait, so i had my husband get me some black coffee from the machine. i ended up not even having to see the doctor bc my attack went away in a few minutes.
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Breathing exercises. In through the nose, out through the mouth. Trying to do so evenly. I try to spell out words to help calm it down, puts the brain to focusing on something else besides the fact that I cannot catch my breath. This being said, I use advair daily, and I try to not push myself into an asthma attack (my lungs will let me know when I can go faster/longer) as I feel crummy the rest of the day if I have one.
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i just got done doing my day 1 bootcamp exercise and i'm so worn out and tired and not breathing right. how do all of you calm yourself down? i usually just try to make my body cooler and that helps alot.
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