I am desperate for some advice so anything would be grateful.
i have had a horrendous year with my asthma with lots of admissions and two stays in CCU.
i underwent the DAP at The brompton in May (was very well during the week, which i think they call sods law) they didnt complete all tests so was due to go back in at the end of June to have histamine challenge and PH probe as well as see physio and now hyperventialtion study (whatever that was) anyway got a letter yesterday from them with a summary of what they found, aparently nothing!! i had good lung finction and all they found was some hyperventialtion in blood gases, the letter is makes it sound like the whole situation isnt real and that there is no problem. it says that the tests showed no sign of asthma well i am confused and have the following questions:
1 why have i had so many hospital admissions requiring IV salbutamol, maganesium, nebs etc
2. i thought it was possible to have normal lung function when no symptomatic?
3. how much can hyperventilation affect asthma symptons ( i am not aware that i am hyperventialting so not sure how i can help this)?
4. is this all in my head?
i am not sure what to do now, i am on loads of meds and have to wonder what for, i have decided that i am not going back into the Brompton as from the past three experineces i have found it completely awful and of little help, (please dont shout at me as i know some people have been a great deal by them).
i just dont know what to do now, i am on the verge of loosing my job due to constantly being of sick and have given up so much due to my asthma and now i have to wonder what is going on!!!
I am sorry to ask so many questions but i am really deprerate i feel so alone and fed up with the whole situation. i dont have the energy to argue with them but i know that three weeks ago when i was in CCU feeling like i was going to die, that was real!!!