We know that asthma is serious, and understand how it can affect you on a day-to-day basis. While we’re here to offer advice and support, we’re also here to lighten the mood. Because if you can’t laugh at yourself, who can you laugh at? Here, we present the nine times asthma was the most annoying thing ever.
When you took the stairs
You’ve been fantasizing about a ground-floor apartment for months because of this. It doesn’t seem fair that climbing two short flights of stairs has you feeling like you’ve just run the London Marathon – except you don’t get a medal and no one is cheering you on.
When you went for a run
If you’re a parent to a child that’s old enough to call you out on your mistakes, you’ve probably attended a school sports day on more than one occasion. Yes, we too thought this meant grabbing the dog, a blanket and a picnic basket, but there’s actually a parents’ race for you to take part in. Do we need to continue?
When you were late for work
If I’m being honest, this actually happened to me this morning. It’s not the ideal situation to find yourself in at 8am, especially when you’ve only applied mascara to one eye, have your laptop clutched under your arm and a tendency to fall over. Oh, and asthma.
When you went on that date
Okay, so this one is particularly stressful. It’s Friday, you’ve spent a fortune on a new outfit and you’re actually “really excited about this one.” Fast-forward an hour and you realise mid-meal than you’ve left your inhaler at home and you’ll have to forego dessert.
When you saw that movie
For some bizarre reason, you decided to give your friends full control of your Netflix account and now you’re face-to-face with Ryan Gosling as he confesses his love to Rachel McAdams in the rain. Uncontrollable sobbing isn’t the best look, especially when you’re asthmatic.
When you took a plane
There’s only so many of those feeble little coughs you can get away with before you give up and give in. Being in a small, compact space next to a complete stranger is never fun – but if you’re prone to sneezing, wheezing and coughing, well, good luck.
When you walked the dog
Everyone loves getting outside once in a while, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than a hike with a furry friend, right? Wrong. Whether they’re refusing to come back or busy leaping into rivers, they know how to make you sweat - and not in a good way.
When you bought perfume
This can be a real ordeal, and is usually why many opt for the scent in the prettiest bottle as opposed to the one that actually smells nice. Honestly, we can’t think of anything worse than having to pay out so much for something so little – all while having ‘eau de can’t breathe’ sprayed all over us.
When you went ‘out-out’
Unfortunately, alcohol can actually make your asthma worse – so after-work drinks can pose a risk (to your health, not your pride). The histamine in alcoholic drinks can trigger your symptoms, even after a few sips. So no, you’re not a lightweight, you’re just asthmatic. #asthma #allergy #respiratorydisease #triggers #cause #children #health #healthcare #symptoms #SensioAIR #airpollution #allergens #illness #allergens #allergen #pet #pets #dander #fur #animals #animal #dogs #cats #dust #skin #tech #technology #food #drink #alcohol #wine #travel #culture
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