Hi all! I’m new to the community and am loving what I see so far. I was wondering how you all cope with Asthma attacks/flares in public. I’m not typically a very open person publicly and, by nature of my work, never like to feel “out of control” or not “in control” of a situation because the public expects you to be the one to put things back in order/control. Because of this feeling I’ve even left the “field” for a desk job, but I still struggle with the same feelings. I’m sure having an attack makes everyone feel vulnerable and it is by all means scary for anyone. I’m just having a hard time coping with that feeling of vulnerability, of being out of control. I don’t mind it so much in private, although it’s still unnerving, but in public I feel weak, vulnerable and (though it’s not likely) feel like I’m being judged. I was diagnosed a little over 4 years ago and I had initial self consciousness about using even maintenance meds around anyone but my spouse. I’m fine with that now, it’s just who I am. I still struggle with the attacks though. Do you all have any suggestions on coping with the feelings of personal insecurity?