Apologies for having two topics in here and if this turns into a usual laurenjayne essay - i'll try to keep it short and to the point?
Firstly, does anyone feel stress can cause asthma or does anyone have it as one of there triggers? half the time that i have really stressful days or situations happen (which are a lot as have a highly stressful - yet enjoyable) job i take an asthma attack but other times i deal with the situations no problem and can have no symptoms or on a random day i can take an attack due to nothing. but i have noticed i do take them a lot when stressed and perhaps rushing around trying to make deadlines etc - the sily thing being my organisation obsessiveness means the deadlines i give myself are sometimes for a lot earlier than the actual deadline but i've always been a non last minute person - i need to things in advance etc so i reality i shouldn't be stressing out etc. ok rant one over.
Secondly, i know its silly but i feel so so embaressed as i caused such a drama at my work today. i took quite a bad attack suddenly when away from the office and so many people saw. i panicked one of my collegues who ran for help and got security and another collegue one which said he'd run to my office for my spacer etc (i know it was useful teling everyone where it was) they then decided it was an emergency so rather than phoning the duty first-aider they tannoyed ""First-aider required immediately ..."" which meant lots of people decided to be nosy and came for a look (i suppose its probably concern) and the managers came up. At this stage i was propping myself up against a desk (there were no chairs!!) with around 12 people asking me if i used my inhalor, if i'd like a drink, did i want anything, was someone getting my stuff and i have to say i know it was because everyone was concerned but i got so embaressed because of it. lucky the first-aider on duty knows what i'm like and took me to an empty office to use my stuff etc. Normally i don't make such a big drama. i do appreciate the fact that my collegues etc are so caring as i know plenty would not be and they realy do support me but why is it i manage to feel so embaressed because of it? it is so so silly.
Actually, quick question does anyone find it easy to have someone talk them through there breathing during an attack? i've found by asking someone to do that it helps me concentrate on my breathing than than over analysing everything which i'm good at
woah - its a long msg - SORRY!!