Hi everyone, I'm quite new to asthma, but I'm a bit confused. Ive been having really bad attacks recently, and I'm going back to my asthma nurse on Monday for a review of my medication. My symptoms seem to be caused by stress - yesterday on the bus on the way to school I had probably my worst attack ever - my breathlessness peaked and I'd never felt so bad - I used my ventolin loads but it never seems to work, never has. I'm also in a seretide disc inhaler (preventative) which has not only done no good, it seems if anything to have made things worse. After the acute breathlessness, I still felt tight and quite wheezy - I went straight to the school nurse and symptoms didn't get worse but didn't seem to go off either. After about half an hour she took me to A&E, by which time I was feeling a lot better (typical). The doctor measured my blood pressure which was fine, temp was fine, blood oxygen level was fine, and he used the stethoscope which found no obvious signs if wheezing. Thing is, I'm wondering if I really have asthma, since I have a problem with anxiety too. When I get really bad attacks, I get dizzy and feel as if I'm going to collapse. If I don't respond to treatment properly, could it be panic attacks? Ive just had another long moderate attack, wheezing and breathless, but my dad said he couldn't hear wheezing which reassured me and the symptoms have now subsided somewhat. Sorry for the long post.
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