Hey, I'm Megan I'm 15. I first found out I have asthma 13 years ago when my brother was born, when the midwife came round to our house to check up on him she heard my incontrolable coughing and refered us to the asthma clinic at the local doctors office.
I take my inhaler every day and as I've had it for so long I can't imagine life without it, in fact - I think i would miss it if i were to be cured! I just can't understand it when people pity me and baby me when they figure it out! My very best friends are the only ones who really do understand, most people either go overdramatic, panic or try to stay calm but you can see the fear in their eyes!
I'm in a really good patch at the moment as its not bothering me at all but quite recently i had a really bad encounter with it. I couldn't stop coughing every time I moved it got really irritating. Other problems I've had is peoples reactions (I often hide under my blazer when i take my inhaler after P.E.) and other people with asthma.
I'm the worst asthmatic in my P.E group, I'm fairly certain, but there are two other girls who milk theirs for all its worth. Neither of them ever bother bringing their inhalers in and are always asking to borrow mine. I've just said no recently - why should I let them use up a dosage that could save my life someday?! I especially find it a bit cheeky seeing as seconds after ""Oh my god please my chest is really tight"" (in a completely nonstrained voice) they are running around playing basketball as they obviously didnt need it! It still doesnt stop their mates giving me death stares and telling me I'm selfish though.
Does anyone else have problems like this or others at school or when their trying to be a normal teen?!