Hi all, i had quite a bad asthma attack yesterday, and it ended going on for about 6 hours or more! I gave myself quite a scare! Anyway it was so bad that i decided to go to my local A&E. My neighbour took me as my dad was at work, but she didnt have a clue about astma, so lucky i had my asthma medicine card, and what to do in an asthma attack card! She got me up there at 12.00, and we had to wait 15 mins to be seen by triage, but from then on they were quite good! after having peak flow and a load of other tests i was wheeled straight to a doctor, were they just gave me 8 Pred tablets and then a Neb. It hadnt cleared and 9 later i was feeling a little better! I had gone up to xray for a chest xray, luckily it came back quite clear! yippe! And then was back on 100% oxygen with doctors baffeled why i wasnt completly stable, (well after 9 nebs, and 8 pred! i was well scared!) After being taken to a childrens ward (for somereason i was in a highly contagious room!) My breathing had deteriorated alot more, and i had to have a total of 3 more nebs! And then 100% oxygen, and finally about 10.00 pm i was alot better, my chest was very sore and hurting and i just wanted to go home, so i said i was fine, i was supposed to be staying there over night, but i refused! So i have to pay another visit today! I was wondering as its been such a long time since i was in hospital with an attack, are you supposed to see your gp afterwards? I heard about this somewere! Just wanted to know if you think i should!
Thanks, yay im alot better! yippe! Holly- May