hi there, just wondering if anyone could help me out here?
Basically the last few weeks have been having bad attacks late at night and in the middle of night-waking me up or first thing in morning. Seem to be steadily getting worse and taking a long time to feel better-really struggling to breathe in or out, slight unproductive cough, tight chest, hideous wheeze and chest pain, using a combo of the symbicort and a ventolin with a spacer- beyond reccomended dosage. Have begun to feel quite frightened as have been unable to speak and struggling to use inhaler at times and the last 2 days i have been having bad atttacks in the daytime too.
So i went to the drs last week and they did a peak flow and listened to chest-peak flow was fine for me -350 and at the time i was not really wheezing and she said i didnt need to worry. I went back again today and the same thing happened-i seem to be fine inbetween attacks- but then quite suddenly have a bad attack and i felt like a bit of an idiot explaining this and got quite upset about it. In the end i just said - i know i am fine now but i am getting very severe symptoms at night and i think i need prednisiolone which she gave me, and i'm sure this will help as it has in the past BUT i am just wondering is this 'normal' to be ok inbetween severe attacks and how to explain this to a GP?