12 Things Only People With Asthma Will Understand
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12 Things Only People With Asthma Will Understand

"Tell me how I'm supposed to breathe with no air." — Jordin Sparks, Chris Brown (and me).

12 Things Only People With Asthma Will Understand

I have had asthma for as long as I can remember. Unfortunately, I still have asthma as an adult, but it's just something I've learned to live with. When I'm not coughing, wheezing, and sharply inhaling albuterol, I also use humor to make light of my condition. If you have asthma (or had it in the past and outgrew it), I'm sure you can relate to the following experiences.

When you take your inhaler and try to hold your breath for 10 seconds.

1 Mississippi... 2 Mississippi... 3 Mississippi

How you feel after holding your breath.

Getting a cold sucks more than usual.

Which is what usually happens when it starts to get cold outside.

Speaking of the weather, heat and humidity are not your friends either.

Sometimes, humid air can feel like you're actually just inhaling warm water.

How you felt when your P.E. Instructor said to run 10 laps.

How you felt after running said 10 laps.

Also, having asthma didn't exactly seem cool in school (or anywhere else).

"Haha. NEEEERRRD." — Some jerks in middle school

You've had people stare when you use your inhaler.

What? Haven't you ever seen someone use an inhaler before?

Which is why you might have felt a little self-conscious or defensive about it.


But, after a while, you probably stopped being embarrassed about it.

It really is best to keep it real.

After all, asthma doesn’t define who you are.

Also, apparently Tyler The Creator has an inhaler, and he's pretty cool so...

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