Latest Posts from Amanda Pieper

How to Explain Asthma to Family and Friends

How to Explain Asthma to Family and Friends

For someone with asthma, it can be challenging to navigate certain social situations. It seems we’re independently avoiding things that may bring ...

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Dealing with the Fear of Not Being Able to Breathe

Dealing with the Fear of Not Being Able to Breathe

When I watch TV or movies and there’s a scene of drowning, I feel a tinge of anxiety rise up. I find myself taking deep breaths. And maybe most ...

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Being My Own Asthma Advocate

Being My Own Asthma Advocate

When one of my doctors told me that my rescue inhaler and nebulizer do the same thing, I was speechless. And a little angry. My nebulizer ...

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What It’s Like to Survive Covid When You Have Asthma

What It’s Like to Survive Covid When You Have Asthma

When I first heard of Covid, it wasn’t in the US yet, but as someone with asthma, I was immediately concerned. ...

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How Having Asthma Affects Identity

How Having Asthma Affects Identity

You’d never want to think that a chronic condition would affect your identity, but when there are both social and introspective pressures and stereotypes ...

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