After quite a few incidents in the past two months at my work they have decided they would prefer if i am having an asthma attack which means i can not do my work and need to sit out they would like a first-aider to sit with me. I am happy with this from the fact, rather than people wondering where i am they will knowa dn know someone is with me incase i get into difficulty which i have experienced and was really scary, i felt i couldn't moveand did not know what to do as i could not control it but luckily after what seemed like forever someone had noticed i was missing (I do think i am lucky i have lots of understanding collegues and not many who i really want to shout at times but ye there is a few!)
I am guessing they mean moderate to severe attacks as mild ones i try and sit at my desk and look ike i am working.
They have have also said they want each first-aider to approach me so they know how i deal with my attacks as obviously i'm the expert and know more than them which is fine. But i don't know what to say.
I do occassionally (bizzare as it sounds) like to sit the wrong way on the chair so i can lean forward and also be supported. Obviously i carry my spacer and my inhalers and if i can't use breathe well enough to use my easi-breathe i then go on and use my MDI with Aerochamber which is (nearly) always close to hand. I just breathe through it and see how it goes so i don't know what to say to them?
Does anyone have any tips? I think i do have a routine thats like i go into auto-pilot so i don't know how i deal with it i just do.
How do you all deal with your attacks?
sorry for the long and winded story!