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02-11-2008, 06:23 AM
...attacks? i feel so bad when my gf has her attacks so i want to do sth that would really help her and give her support during her attacks please
02-11-2008, 06:02 PM
give her the inhaler
02-13-2008, 10:07 AM
when she gets an attack get her inhaler or take her to the docter or when its done say im here with ya
02-13-2008, 11:12 AM
just be with her, give her your heart and soul and it will be fine, as ive said to a few people, if you have faith then the problem will sort out
02-13-2008, 12:23 PM
* During a bout of asthma, people find it easier to breathe while sitting up than lying down. So help her get into a comfortable sitting position.* Most asthma patients know what they need to do to deal with an attack. So it is best to ask them. Ask if she has an inhaler and where it is. If she doesn't have one, ask her if you should call for help.* Stay calm throughout the attack. This will help her remain calm as well. If she panics, it will worsen her asthma attack and make it far more difficult for her to breathe.
02-13-2008, 04:27 PM
if she needs help getting her inhaler or something make sure she knows you are there for her. also make sure you know how to put the nebulizer together for her if she needs to you.most of all give her space though! keep in mind that she feels like she can't breathe, being smothered wont help.
02-14-2008, 12:03 PM
give her her medicine, u know that bloing tube tingy and make sure to get fresh air and not bread in chemicals, perfumes or other toxical stuff
02-15-2008, 08:07 AM
My mom supported me when I had asthma attacks at the age of 5 to 7 years old. Mom would listen to me wheezing at night while I was sleeping to make sure and sleep next to me in bed. I prayed to Jesus back then for a healing. I got better within time. Let your girlfriend know that you are there for her no matter what happens. Pray for her that her asthma attacks will be healed someday from the healing power of Jesus working through the both of you. She will get better just believe!!
02-15-2008, 12:23 PM
Give her an inhaler and try to calm her down, tell her to breathe and you could always comfort her by holding her hand or rubbing her back.
02-15-2008, 02:14 PM
Call 911, also learn from clinic or doctor how you support your gf during her asthma attacks this may be helpful for her and easy to learn for you.
02-15-2008, 03:12 PM
During an actual attack there is not anything you can do. Ensure she goes to the hospital ER or uses her nebulizer breathing machine. During an actual attack inhalors do not work. Always be supportive, makes sure she has her medicine, an epipen, etc. If it is just difficulty breathing just be there for her, have her take deep, slow breaths, take her medicine obviously, sometimes breathing steam helps over a pan at the oven or a hot shower, sometimes the cool air. It helps me to do these things.
02-17-2008, 07:09 PM
There are a few things you can do to help her that she may be embarrassed to tell you. If strong scents are a trigger for her, be sure that you wear an unscented deodorant, no cologne. She might like the scent, but if you are together and she is constantly surrounded by it, it may cause an attack. Keep the hair product to a minimum also.Be sure you know where her medications are (if she keeps them in her purse, just bring the purse to her, don't get it out unless she is having problems). Find out if she takes a daily breathing treatment on a machine. She may be embarrassed about doing this in front of you and may be missing or taking them late. If she does need them, make sure she is home when she needs to be, you can go back out, and also visit with her family, watch TV in another room, while she does them.Sounds like you are a great bf to her, she's lucky to have someone that cares enough to get all the info.
01-21-2009, 06:07 PM
Should give her the inhaler.
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