Hi, Can anyone tell me whether it is possible to be having an asthma attack whilst still having a good peak flow reading? I explained to the asthma nurse last time I saw her that sometimes I experience symptoms such as SOB and tight chest but still have high readings (on one occasion I even got my personal best! :-S ) and she told me that it wasn't worth me using my reliever inhaler in these situations as they probably wouldn't do much good. The nurse did ask if I thought it could be anxiety, however I am not having any other symptoms of anxiety and I am not doing anything stressful when some of the symptoms come on.
Last weekend I ended up having my first experience of nebs, after what I though was an attack in which my symptoms had last over 12 hours throughout the night. However again when I presented at the hospital I got my best peak flow reading of 450 and my oxygen was 100%??? They gave me the nebs to be on the safe side and then sent me home again. Could this be because I had used my reliever 6 times or so over the leading up hours before I presented at A&E?
I am so confused! (and yes probably a bit anxious about my whole situation) Just about to go on my 4th week of Predâ€™s and still awaiting respiratory specialist appointment to come through.