Didn't really understand about hyperventilating until today. Younger DD having first baby - six weeks to go. Up at health centre for midwife check on Mon. BP high. Asked if anyone could take her to local maternity dept for monitoring. Which I did. Allowed home by teatime, after scan, bloods, chat with consultant she's now under, etc. Day of rest yesterday, BP check with practice nurse who co-incidentally is my asthma nurse. BPs again high and off we went to hospital again for monitoring. Let out earlier this time as appt with con on Friday.
I was fine on Monday. No asthma grumbles. But today, firstly parking space further away at bottom of hill and I found breathing a bit funny when got back up to hosp. Not my usual out of breath puff, nor the asthma cough (I'm not a wheezer). Managed not to let on and worry anyone. But it was strange cos felt lungs hurt though not in asthma way. No elephant hugs to my sides but more a kind of twisting to chest. And no, not in a heart attack way either. Crosses fingers.
Assuming this was a cross between panic attack and hyperventilating.
Puzzling. Fine now but feel shattered. Any thoughts? Any calming ideas?