The best way I can describe an asthma attack is that you have a balloon. It is a really tiny balloon. On normal days, you can blow it up really really big, no problem. But during an asthma attack, and elephant has sat down on your balloon. But your lips are super glued to the balloon so you can’t help but try to blow it up. And you can’t. So you start to panic because you can’t blow up the balloon or move the elephant or detach yourself from the balloon. So you try to blow air into the balloon faster and that just makes you tired.
That is exactly what an asthma attack feels like to me.