I had a bit of a scary experience yesteday with my asthma (I'm alright now) and I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts.
I had an attack in chemistry at school which ended up with the ambulance being called and me ending up in A&E. I wasn't given salbutamol nebs as I'd already had well over 10 puffs but was given oxygen, saline nebs, IV hydrocortisone and IV piriton (I think that's what it was). The thing is, although my sats on air were low when the paramedics arrived, my only symptom was an uncontrollable cough that meant i couldn't get a full breath and I had a sore/ tight chest, but when the doctor listened to my chest it was completely clear. She said she hadn't seen an asthmatic who didn't have a wheeze/ had a clear chest. I had an ABG done once things had settled which came back as saying I'd been hyperventilating very slighty but they thought that was from the cough. I was allowed home with pred but I'm worried now that I was wasting their time because my chest was clear.
Does anyone know if it's possible to have an attack or even asthma with a clear chest? I've never wheezed and my chest is usually clear, all I ever seem to do is get uncontrolled coughing and tightness and I have real trouble getting people to believe me.
I have an appointment with my GP being made, but I guess I just wondered if anyone had any ideas.