I'm looking for practical advice if anyone can help me please.
I'm relatively new to asthma, only diagnosed Dec 2009, and although I've only had two proper attacks (touch wood!) I have frequent bouts of breathlessness and difficulty breathing and I have to use my salbutamol. But what I find debilitating is the extreme tiredness which accompanies these bouts. As well as wanting to curl up in a ball and sleep, it affects my mood and motivation - I feel low and I don't want to do anything.
I work full time so when I get these bouts I'm often not in a situation where I can sleep or do nothing so I just push myself on. But if I was at home should I be doing that or should I be kinder to myself and take time out for a while? Or is that giving in?