Have no idea what set me off!

I'm trying to be good and identify what my triggers are, just wondered if anyone could help me figure out what happened yesterday?!

I spent most of the day sat watching films, as in I barely moved for about 6 hours! (I'm a student so it's allowed :P) One of my flatmates knocked on my door and said he'd planned a last minute suprise party for another flatmate whose birthday it was. I got up and started to get changed and do my makeup and stuff and suddenly my chest was tight and I was really struggling to catch my breath. I used my salbutamol twice, sat down for a bit and then when things calmed down a bit I carried on. The same thing happened again, just walking around my room (which is a tiny box) really seemed to get to me. It took about 4 puffs before I felt like I could go and see everyone who had congregated in our kitchen.

I have no idea what caused it though! It certainly wasn't exercise, it was about 10pm so unlikely to be pollen, I hadn't forgotten my inhaler once for a week and my flatmate that smokes in his room had temporarily vanished off the face of the planet! I like to blame him usually :P My chest isn't perfect now, but is better than last night.

Have I missed something? Something must have caused it!

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  • sprays? powder-y make-up? maybe musky or dust clothes? those are the main 'getting ready to go out' triggers i can think of!

  • sprays? powder-y make-up? maybe musky or dust clothes? those are the main 'getting ready to go out' triggers i can think of!

    Thanks soph :)

    I thought about some of those, but I didn't use any sprays and I always use the same makeup. It could have been my clothes since I was digging to the back of the wardrobe to find something to wear, but then my wardrobe doors are nearly always open.

  • i assume you were getting ready alone, otherwise other peoples sprays or make-up! Also, hairdryers affect some people!

  • i assume you were getting ready alone, otherwise other peoples sprays or make-up! Also, hairdryers affect some people!

    Yep all alone :( haha I didn't have any time to wash my hair. I literally had about 10 mins to go from no makeup, hair shoved up and pj's to being fit to be seen in public, at a party, where all the lights are on and everyone is sober!

  • Do you reckon you could be starting off with a cold or anything, thats what normally sets me off!!

    Perhaps it could even be the change in temperature? Because its loads warmer than it has been?

    Or even the perfume/sprays/makeup your friend was wearing?

    Hope you're feeling better now!

    laura xxx

  • I often have no identifiable trigger. Quite annoying. x

  • Thanks everyone :)

    Still bothering me but I that it's hayfever now! I found out today that another of my flatmates has taken to smoking shisha in his room, so it was probably the smoke that set me off. I have asked him not to do it in future, although he suddenly didn't speak english when I asked so we'll see how that goes!

  • Smoke would definitely do it :-)

    Hope all is well.

    I thought about some of those, but I didn't use any sprays and I always use the same makeup. It could have been my clothes since I was digging to the back of the wardrobe to find something to wear, but then my wardrobe doors are nearly always open.

    Sticking your head in the closet close to clothes with dust might have a different effect than just having the door open.

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