Once again I found myself in the situation, where I need to take reliever in a group of people that don't really know you. I'm so used to taking reliever ( I take it so many times a day) that I sometimes forget how others might feel. Luckily this time someone muttered: 'I cannot help feeling nervous over how bad you must feel, having difficulty in breathing'. And then I tried to calm them down, saying everything was really ok, I wouldn't collapse or die or anything - this was just my 'normal' med that I took cause I lost my voice... And that they needn't to worry over me coughing eather, since it doens't mean I'm in real danger.. It's sometimes tricky to make people understand that yes, I'd definitely prefere they didn't use perfumes or smoke when I'm around but No, every time I cough it doesn't mean I'll need to go to hospital right away - I just keep coughing. And then, just as you've managed to get this far and people start grow more confident, you should be able to tell them when things ARE bad - when I'm having real hard time breathing, when I start going unconscious etc... SIGHT
How do you tell people these things? Any good tips?
ps. I'm really happy I've managed to stop people from friendly offering me coughing-sweets and drinks when I'm coughing.. it used to be painful - trying to cough and simultaneously tell people the sweets would just worsen the matter..