I just started a new job about 6 weeks ago, and started asthma flaring about 3 weeks ago. I've been taking my inhalers with a spacer, because it's supposed to work like 70% better, but am shy about using it in front of others. However, I have to take two puffs of my rescue med, and two puffs of ipatropium too, and it's best to wait a few minutes in between each puff of course.
So I was wondering do you take your meds in front of co-workers? Or do you slink off to the bathroom like me? I guess I would hope I could use it all at my desk like I do at home, because I actually think I could get more done! You know, puff, and then type a bit, and puff again. I also have a portable, tiny neb. that I should take with me also, but I'm kind of self concious about it. It's a new job, and I am a bit funny about the whole thing. But mostly I find that when I take my inhaler in public it makes people nervous, and then they ask if I'm O.K., and of course if I'm taking it properly, I can't talk while I'm doing it for several seconds.
What do you guys do?