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Onyx2003

108d

How do you do the asthma attacks if you don't have an inhaler and can't afford to get one because your insurance doesn't cover it

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    • Jada2001

      54d

      Get a brown paper bag the small ones about the size to pack a lunch in food the corners down a couple of times, and cover your nose ๐Ÿ‘ƒ & mouth with it like a mask ๐Ÿ˜ท and breathe into it through your nose if possible but if not then through your mouth to your breathing becomes normal again it helps tremendously. I've done it all my life even when I have had an inhaler sometimes that helps me better.

    • Jada2001

      54d

      Get a brown paper bag the small ones about the size to pack a lunch in food the corners down a couple of times, and cover your nose ๐Ÿ‘ƒ & mouth with it like a mask ๐Ÿ˜ท and breathe into it through your nose if possible but if not then through your mouth to your breathing becomes normal again it helps tremendously. I've done it all my life even when I have had an inhaler sometimes that helps me better.

    • Stoney968

      57d

      We get them on prescription in the uk

    • ShadK

      76d

      Inhalers are very Cheap, u don't need to worry about Insurance here. I can help you get Inhalers for free let me know if you need help

    • CD1406

      85d

      What works for me is sitting on the ground and putting your hands back behind you (opens up the lungs) and taking multiple deep breaths and first make sure no one is surrounding you or bothering you, ask them to pretend it isn't happening and close your eyes and just be calm, hope it helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Notesapppoet

      92d

      Honestly, do you know anyone who might have an extra? My mom was getting inhalers sent to her regularly but she wasnโ€™t using them โ€” it might be the case that others in your communities have excess you could use?

    • chalyse

      104d

      There are over-the-counter inhalers available, though there are warnings on their use (true for all medications). Primatine Mist is one that is recommended and available at Pharmacies. The Alike advice is also good when anxiety and "can't breathe" worsen the situation. Sit down, lean forward to rest elbows on knees or thighs, breathe in through nose as slowly as possible, try to hold it, then breathe out slowly through mouth with lips pursed like you are blowing up a balloon. YouTube has lots of videos how to do this, how to reduce anxiety, etc. I know how terrifying it is, so just know when it happens there are people who struggle the same way. Lastly, each state may have free health care available (state or county), as well as National health insurance. Google can be helpful in finding free or low cost options.

      • Onyx2003

        104d

        @chalyse thanks

        • chalyse

          104d

          @Onyx2003 ๐Ÿ’• Hoping you'll find some relief. ๐Ÿค—

    • Onyx2003

      107d

      same and like with everyone I care about passing away lately its even harder because I can't breathe when I think about them which happens a lot

    • Christie86

      108d

      I have an inhaler but it doesn't work so I have to try to come myself down even though it's hard when u have anxiety I been in and out the hospital so many times that because it's hard to control it

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One suggestion is to try opening your shoulders and chest by laying on the floor, or even just sitting angled on a chair so that you can keep both arms slightly behind you. This isn't perfect but it might help take off some extra pressure.

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