Hello all. Does anybody wear a medical alert bracelet for their asthma? I am considering one, for peace of mind.
I use a preventer (8 puffs per day) but we're still working on a manageable treatment programme for my asthma, which has worsened over the past year. My concern stems from an incident in February, wherein I was on a plane, and there was something wrong with the air in the cabin. Several people including myself were struggling to breathe, and one fainted and had to be administered oxygen. I genuinely worried for my life on that flight. (There's no recourse here, it's just one of those things.) Since then I've had to take four more flights and each have passed by without issue. However, it has deeply affected my psychologically. I didn't worry in any grand sense about my asthma previously. Now I do, to the point where on a train yesterday in the sweltering muggy heat, I felt I couldn't breathe in the same way I couldn't on the flight. The whole ten hour flight, I had battled to stop myself from fainting, and on the train yesterday I felt the same way. I think it was an anxiety issue over an asthma issue, but I felt so panicked and vulnerable, it deeply upset me. My partner works long hours and is away a lot. I am very often alone. I've only been in hospital the once with my asthma, but I worry about a panic attack and an asthma attack coinciding, and me fainting and no-one knowing what to do. There's a lot of issues here, obviously. I think I need some sort of asthma-centric therapy related to the flight as even thinking about the experience makes me feel faint. But that's not the question! I feel like a medical alert bracelet would make me feel safer. Does anyone else use one?
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