Seem to have developed asthma over the last couple of years. One attack last year where I coughed for weeks. Some people weren't convinced it was asthma (Work and out of hours doctor) but surgery were fantastic and sorted me out with steriods etc and eventually things calmed down . During the rest of year only used reliever occasionally and thought no more about it.
On Thursday I was finding breathing slightly harder than normal and when to see nurse who to my amazement nebulised me immediately, oral steroids the lot.
Went home and started finding it harder to breathe, but still didn't really worry as if I concentrated on breathing I was ok, although this meant I was unable to sleep. In the morning rang help line for general advice and was told to dial 999 immediately. Felt this was a little hysterical and went to neighbour who is a nurse. She rushed me to doctors and a combi nebuliser with oxygen much improved matters. Problem is now I am not sure what to do.
I suppose I am meant to be better and in a lot of ways I am, but I am unable to move about without major coughing fits, going out is impossible, sleep hard and I feel like death. I also feel like I should be better and so worry about returning to work on Monday. Do other people take time to get over such episodes? What do the rest of you feel like.
I get really scared at night as I am a single parent and one of my children is autistic so I have to put on a brave face, but it is very lonely when it is hard to breathe. Ony advice please