I have always suffered from this to the extent that it has become even more embarrasing when i have a full blown attack in public. I really hate using my inhaler in front of people but have never quite worked out why. I like to think, and for other people to think that i am fit and healthy and most of the time manage to give this impression. Has anyone else had this issue and how do you overcome this. I mean it shouldnt be embarrasing having asthma, cannt help it can we. Have tried the inhaler puffing handbag routine but it looks even more ridiculous.