On the night from Thursday on Friday I was very emotional. My emotion led me to stress out too much and have a mild hyperventilation attack. After that I went to bed, feeling awful. When I woke up, I still felt awful. I had trouble breathing, was sweating, was dizzy and I had very little energy.
Don’t worry, I’m used to that. Whenever something big happens, it can drain all my energy and make me feel awful. I figured it would be the same as usual and I just had to ride it out. During the day it just got worse and I hated my day. I was scared I wouldn’t be able to go to the weekly autism meeting. Around 16:00 (4 pm) I suddenly had an idea!
I was out of breath right? Hyperventilation attack made it happen… What if it’s the mild asthma that made my response to my emotions worse? What if that was causing those hyperventilation attacks all this time? Wasn’t I supposed to inhale some medicine whenever I felt out of breath?
So I tried to take the medicine that would widen my throat in order to breath easier… and it worked! Slowly but surely I started to feel better.
Now I wonder… How many of my bad days are caused by the mild asthma, and how many aren’t? I think I’m going to pay attention to this. If a lot of my bad days are caused by the mild asthma, I might just be able to reduce my sick days significantly!
But I can’t cheer too early yet. Let’s first see how big of an impact this is. If it’s not that big an impact, I might just be too disappointed… So I’m being careful on getting my hopes up too high. Fingers crossed though…