Asthma attack / excitement

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Hey folks

I've been recently diagnosed with asthma and I take the brown inhaler 2 puffs twice a day. On Saturday I was watching the football scores and won a big bet so I was like yeah get in there and was all excited. Next thing u know I am very breathless, pain in my chest and I was coughing and felt really dead sick. So would excitement / adrenaline bring on an attack?



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  • Posted

    Moods can trigger an attack, german (if I'm remembering correctly) research for example proved that being scared or anxious could trigger a tightening of the airways. You could conclude that other states of mind might trigger the same thing.

    Mind you, having said that, adrenaline shouldn't be the cause. Adrenaline was an older school treatment for reversing an acute attack, having had a doctor give me adrenaline for an attack I can vouch for the effectiveness, it worked and then I felt like I could run the 4ish mile journey home.

    My concern is why have you only been prescribed a preventer, you should have a reliever as well. The preventer won't stop an attack it only decreases the likelihood of one happening. The reliver is used to treat an attack that is underway.

  • Posted

    Thanks for the replies guys. It's still sorta persisting today. Walked to work which is a 15 minutes journey at a leisurely pace. Chest pain, breathless, mild nausea, sweats. I have been giving a ventolin inhaler as well and I am under investigation for epilepsy so the last time the nurse put me on a ventolin nebuliser while testing me it set my brain off and I nearly passed out so I would tend to avoid it at all costs

    • Posted

      Please get yourself checked out, this does not sound like any form of asthma to me. I dont know but your symptoms sound like mine did and it wasnt asthma. GOOD LUCK.
  • Posted

    I have never heard of excitement bringing on an attack to be honest. I would double check with your GP just to make sure.

    ?I've always thought symptoms like the ones you experienced come around after excitement in the case of heart problems. However i am not a doctor so I could be wrong.

    ?Also, since you've only recently been diagnosed with asthma then I guess you might not know all of your triggers. I mean they can vary depending on the individual so bear that in mind

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