On friday, I went to see my local asthma nurse I was having a rough week, i.e. using an entire Ventolin MDI in a week, not good
Anywho, she listened to my chest, heard no wheezing (probs due to me emptying half an inhaler down my throat that morning!) said I was fine and told me to stop panicking, nothing is wrong with me, all in my head, blah blah blah...
Two days later, I was dragged to A&E where i was nebbed, with no success, and so was kept under observation, with IV Magnesium and hefty amounts of prednisolone and salbutamol. I was then admitted (only for one night though, but first ever) and was on regular nebs of salbutamol and iprotropium bromide thourghout the day and night with oxygen inbetween... I have now been put on longer-term pred than usual, an atrovent inhaler, and nebs at home for the first time.
1) What is the best neb for it's cost that is fairly portable, i.e. not huge and solely mains powered
2) Was the asthma nurse right in her assumptions that I was ok? Or was she negligent/not patient enough? Or do I just have an unpredictable form of asthma?
Thanks in advance