ok, i'm going to risk an avalanche of being scolded, but here goes:
background: i'm asthmatic with a possible 'something else' which is under investigation with cons at local costa. most of the time i'm breathless with my pf not being affected.(best 505, avg 480)
twice in the last few days i've had bouts of dizziness, combined with being really short of breath.. i wasn't tight, so didn't use my ventolin (the one today i'd just taken it 5 mins before) but was sitting down feeling like i might fall over / pass out, and just couldn't get my breath.
i know that hyperventilation causes dizzines, but then so does being hypoxic, and trying to breathe less certainly didn't help! couldn't do anything to make it better, just had to wait for it to pass, which once took 10 mins, and once about 40 mins
i've also been getting pain in the left side of my ribcage, which may or may not be connected, but is probably just muscular from the effort of breathing.
so: question is, what do i do?? wait for cons appt in 3 weeks? emergency appt at GP tomorrow? or should i have wended my way to costa by now?!