I used to use this message board a great deal but stopped about a year ago as there were many users who lied about their asthma and much worse. I am sure many of you will know what I am referring to. I have just come back on to read some of the posts and I am so sad to see that many people still seem to be competing with each other about their symptoms. This is part of the reason that I stayed away from the board last time. I know that the majority of you are not like this but it seems to affect a number of threads on here. I wish we could all support each other without people coming on with the ""Mine's worse than yours"" syndrome. I also agree with moderators posts about people wanting emergency advice from these boards. Definitely not safe and is upsetting for those who know exactly what the consequences of severe asthma can be.