Appologies, I know posts like this have come up before but I couldn't find an answer.
Last night I went out for a run but had a hard time with my lungs and chest hurting so I cut it short, this was about 7pm. Later that night, around 11pm I was laid in bed and suddenly I was breathing really rapidly but shallow but really having to force air out of my lungs (using my stomach muscles to force it out) so I could get some fresh air in! Also keept taking big breaths to try and slow my breathing and get a big gasp of air. I had a pain in the centre of my chest, as though someone was stood on me, too. Laying down seemed to make it worse so I sat up and took 6 puffs of ventolin through my spacer over a couple of minutes which slowly got rid of it. All in all it lasted about 30 minutes.
Again, this afternoon, the same happenned. Again, ventolin has got rid of the symptoms so I am not immediately worried.
My first question is, were these asthma attacks? At what stage do asthma symptoms turn into asthma attacks?
Whilst it was scary, uncomfortable and tiring, I didn't seem panicked by it. I can't really describe it, maybe as though I knew I would be ok? I've never had an asthma attack before, sure I've had various symptoms but never anything as bad as this, you'd have thought I'd have been more worried? Am I just wierd?
Lastly, if I were to experience these again, when would I need to see a doc/A&E?
For note - I used ventolin before my run (4 puffs) and I swapped from Seretide (250, 2 puffs twice a day) to Fostair (100/6, 2 puffs twice a day) about 2 weeks ago
A long post I'm sorry and appologies if this has appeared on the forum before but I couldn't find answers in