Hello, I am relatively new to Asthma which I developed 18 months ago after giving up smoking. It started mildly but I now have acute attacks every 4/6 weeks. I cannot drink ANY alcohol (sob), eat certain foods (pickled onions being one of my favourites) or go anywhere there is smoking.
We rarely go out because our friends all go to pubs/social clubs, and it's not worth the 4 hours in hospital with nebulisers. The last attack was after my friends wedding, there was no one smoking but as we left at 11.30pm I walked out into the cold air, coughed a couple of times, felt a bit tight, used my pump then couldn't breath or talk.
We have now been invited out to a casino which I have been told is not smokey at all and has air conditioning. I am absolutely dreading it. My husband is so looking forward to it (it's his friends birthday) If it's smokey I'll have to leave immediately and when I go back out into the night air I'll have to cover my mouth. Does anyone else feel like this? From being a sociable, happy go lucky person I am now becoming paranoid, miserable and almost housebound.