I contacted NHS Direct last night because my asthma and chest infection were making me cough and very breathless this started about 9pm then at 11pm ish I phoned for help. I also was unable to complete a full sentenance when I was on the telephone to them.
My peak flow was 150.
I used 25 puffs of reliever and 4 puffs of Atrovent using the spacer throughout the day.
NHS Direct said I definately needed an ambulance so they put me through to them. When the rapid responder and community responders attended they gave me oxygen which helped.
I wondered if I should have done this, I did not want the ambulance service think that I was wasting their time.
Should I have waited longer for my medication to have clicked in.