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Asthma and Panic Attack

In July I thought I was having allergy problems. Turned out to be pneumonia. I thought I was ok after meds. Then I had a really bad asthma attack. I did not know what was happening. Really bad coughing and hard to breathe. Went to ER and they gave me breathing meds. I saw an allergist yesterday and he put me on Adviair and Proair. I haven't had the Proair prescriptioin filled yet as I still have proventil. Sorry to ramble on. My problem is that when I feel I can't breathe I take the proventil and then I start to panic and it takes awhile for the proventil to work. Is it normal that it takes awhile to work?
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Thank you Tammy. I will go to the store and try to fird the peak flow meter. This is all new to me and it's very difficult. I felt better last night but, right now I am going through another anxiety because I am feeling I can't get enough air. I think I am going to rest for a few minutes and hope it helps.
Thanks again for the reply.
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Try to relax and know that the meds will work.  If I start to get stressed, it takes sooooo much longer to relax and recover.

Get a peak flow meter and use it before and after you use the inhaler, this helps to give you a visual that the medication is working and all the feelings are due to stress and anixety.  It took me roughly 4 months of that to lose the anixety I felt when I started to get asthma symptoms.
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