Karine explains if asthma attacks are frightening experiences.
If it’s severe enough, it can be, but that is a pretty uncommon occurrence at this point in time in my life. I have come far enough with my treatment that it’s rare that I get to a point where it’s scary. When I was younger, particularly when I was in high school, before my asthma was stabilized and under control, I had a lot of really severe asthma attacks. I had several trips to the emergency room, and those were truly, genuinely scary times. You can’t catch you breath, your medication is not working, your inhaler is not working, the people around you are going into a panic attack because they don’t know how to help you, and the best you can do is call 911 and sit and wait. And it’s scary; it’s definitely scary.
Fortunately for me, now where I have come through the course of different treatments, that’s not an issue anymore. It’s extraordinarily rare for me to find myself in a position where I feel fear, or you know, feel like I am scared about what’s happening.
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