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Why? It isn't their fault OP had an asthma attack. What if the OP is a horrible worker? Not saying he is, but the FML doesn't exactly include a resume or references either.

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Just because asthma can be controlled does not mean you won't ever have it triggered and have an attack, starting to cough can easily bring on an attack...especially if something in the room irritated their asthma.

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#41, you have no idea whether their asthma was controlled or not. For all you know, that could've been the first asthma attack that the OP had in months. Also, the OP was triggered by coughing and had an attack, which can happen even if a person's asthma is under control.

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I am not saying I voted that way. I'm just saying if those were the circumstance then OP did in fact deserve it. I'm not assuming one way or the other but you seem to be jumping to conclusions based on me answering the question.

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Inhalers tend to be used to prevent asthma attacks, or just as you feel one coming on - if you're violently coughing there's no way you can use your inhaler effectively.

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Well OP had to inhale at some point during the coughing spree so as long as OP can press on the acuator they should have had it under control. bronchodilators happen to work rather quickly.

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It really depends because OP doesn't seem to be posting from a hospital or i'd figure it'd make it into the FML to the tune of "now i'm taking continous svn tx for the next half hour." Bronchospasms don't typically clear up on their own. By the way I'm a respiratory therapist.

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It's asthma. Not anything too serious. Though asthma attacks can be scary, they can be helped. Not many people take "sick days" and have ridiculous health insurance for asthma.

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iAlissa - Do a little research. Nearly 3500 people die every year in your country from asthma. Don't discount it as "just a little wheeze". It can indeed be very serious and occasionally fatal.

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I had asthma growing up. (I think I've grown out of out now. Don't know if that's REALLY possible but it hasn't bothered me in years) It didn't bother me too much when I did physical activities, but every time I got sick, my asthma made it ten times worse. Imagine a pair of already weak lungs congested with mucus. Yeah, needles to say, I was hospitalized more than once just because I got something like the flu or bronchitis. Ain't nobody got time fo dat!

Well that's pretty embarrassing, hopefully the person who interviewed you won't hold it against you. Maybe call/shoot him an email asking to schedule a re-do?

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