What reactions have people here had from the general public if you've had an obvious/severe asthma attack?
I was on the train today having decided it would be really sensible to run the last few stairs to get on the train currently in rather than wait 30 minutes for the next one (and my asthma's not good at the moment anyway) and unsurprisingly it brought on quite a nasty attack. I had to use my large volume spacer and inhaler with multiple puffs and was still struggling even with this (I'm OK now, resting, just keeping a close eye on things).
The thing is, the train was about 3/4 full, and suddenly everyone became very engrossed in their newspapers and the person sat opposite me even turned away. Now I know this is London and the 'rule' to London transport is that you don't talk to or look at anyone, but are these the sorts of reactions most people get? I'm just glad I was able to get enough control to get myself home as I'm really not sure anyone would have helped if things had got really serious