At times, treating my hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks seems like an overwhelming task. Attacks seem to start without warning, and the severity and location vary from one to the next. But I found a tool that not only helps me keep track of my attacks, but also to recognize patterns.
Attack the Attacks
Life can be filled with stress at times. Each of us may experience it at different levels. Having hereditary angioedema makes me more aware of how stress can affect my body; that’s why I try to pay attention every day to possible stress and deal with it.
I’ve lived with hereditary angioedema (HAE) for almost my entire life, so after a while, I started to think I knew everything there is to know about my HAE. Nothing could surprise me. But HAE has a funny way of throwing me a curveball when I least expect it…
For many years of my life, I was worried about what I would do if I had a hereditary angioedema attack when traveling. But I have learned that the key to enjoying vacations with my HAE is proper packing and planning!
Over the years, my husband David and I have often spent time together on the sofa, watching television. As you know, within an hour, you seem to end up watching more commercials than you do the TV show itself—and that includes commercials for prescription medications. David’s hereditary angioedema (HAE) was always at the forefront of my mind, so I’d watch those commercials and wonder, “When in the world will there be treatment options available for David’s HAE attacks?”