I apologise for the rant that's about to happen but I'm curious if anyone else has this trouble or if it's just the complacency of the staff in my local A&E.
I tend to bounce in and out of A&E with attacks fairly often, I'm on the maximum meds that I can have inhalors / nebs / tablets and am on Xolair.
I've had a bad chest for a couple of weeks and been on antibiotics and steroids which were starting to make a difference, been off them for a few days and started to take a turn this evening. My GP and respiratory nurse both hound me all the time saying that if I'm getting worse and my nebs aren't lasting and my peakflow drops then I have to go to A&E straight away, no excuses and no arguments.
Anyway tonight I really started to struggle and I'm fairly tired which is when I tend to run into a lot of trouble so tipped up in A&E as instructed / threatened my oxygen SATS were sitting at 89 / 90 and I was really struggling with my breathing. The nurse unhelpfully left me on my own with no nebs / oxygen / doctor for over half an hour. Finally a pretty good doctor came to see me and they got me on nebs and oxygen and gave me hydrocortizone and everything eased a bit. The nurse then came and took the oxygen off which sent my sats from 96 back down to 92 / 93 at which point she turned the monitor off because ""The alarm was annoying""
Unfortunately the good doctor went home and I was left with a bit of an idiot who came back and said my xray wasn't too bad and that my white blood count was high. He said I could go home (by this point both myself and my boyfriend were pretty hacked off with the lack of proper care) I asked him should I go back if my breathing got worse again to which his reply was ""No go and see your GP because they should be dealing with that, that's not what A&E is for"" I can't even begin to explain how angry I am at this treatment, I've had to come home and put myself on the neb because I was struggling again.
I feel like their complacency with dealing with my attacks and this attitude that I shouldn't go to A&E while suffering with an attack is basically playing Russian roulette with my life.
Has anyone else ever had similar experiences or have any idea what I should do?
Again sorry for the rant, just feel so afraid and alone when stuff like this happens and it's the middle of the night. I'll try to get hold of my GP tomorrow and see what she says but I'm worried with the weekend looming that if something happens I'm going to be in some serious trouble.