This is what a severe asthma exacerbation looks like .
This is not a portrayal, this is the real thing!
Because Ive had the severe form of this disease my entire life,I tend to be unusually stoic, even when I’m on the verge of respiratory failure. Unlike some asthmatics, I rarely get hysterical or panicky when I’m having a hard time breathing. Usually the harder it gets to breath, the more introverted and quiet I become. Sometimes the work of breathing requires so much effort, even with the Bipap mask on, that I feel like I’m gonna pass out from exhaustion. This is usually when they have to put a breathing tube in and put me on a ventilator. Hopefully your asthma wont get this bad.