I am staying home today because my asthma is still not better. I may ask for higher meds if this does not improve, like go on Advair or something. An annoying side effect of asthma, for those who have never had it, is belching. It's because you strain so hard to breathe over a long period of time, you swallow lots of air. I have been burping so much, my throat hurts. I still don't think I am sick, per se, because I don't feel achy or feverish or anything other than a standard asthma attack. Maybe it's being sneaky.