For the last few weeks i have been struggling to control my asthma i have had bad nights a chesty cough and persistant breathlessness on doing anything. I went to my GP who admitted he was out of his depth and tried to contact my resp con then for the following week i,my GP and my community matron continued to try and get hold of him through various means and then to top it off he went on leave on Friday. I was basically told if it persists go to A + E which i finally did yesterday -what a waste of time!!!
I arrived there after getting a bus and the 2 minute walk from the bus stop started me wheezing so i got taken straight through to Minors where i was put on a neb then moved to majors. As soon as the neb ended i was given another 1 and tyhen again another without being seen by a dr!!!
Finally a very schoolboyish looking F1 came in to me i filled him in on what had been happening and basically looked at me and said well u seem fine now!!-not surprising it was aild attack and i had just had 15mg ventolin !! he tried to discharge me with pred and antibs -joke- i have been on 40mg pred for ages and idont take amoxycillin as i may as well be eating smarties!!
He left and came back with his senior an F2!!! so I wentthrough everything again and he basically said he would refer me to the medics and i would be transferred to MAU
they tried to take bloods and failed .
I arrived at A + E at 2.30pm at 10.15pm i still hadnt been seen by anyone , the nurses couldnt even give me my regular meds which i was very much in need of by then so i discharged myself - it wasnt against medical advice as no one had seen me!! I even had 1 nurse suggest i ask someone to bring nebs in to me so i could do my own - what a joke!!
Finally i had a breakthough i rang my normal ward and managed to speak to a reg who has now upped my inhaler (now over reccommended dose!) and im on a decent anti-b - what a mare yesterday was!!! Really has put me off going to A + E unless im really bad