I wonder if anyone can help me.
A few years back I was diagnosed with asthma and was give a reliever inhaler for when I exercise. Now Ive not exercised for a while nor had I had any reviews. Recently Ive noticed my chest has felt very tight, all across the back and at the front (by the ribs). Also Ive been having trouble keeping my breathing pattern calm. I couldnt work out whether it was anxiety or the asthma. My breathing was so bad that I would panic and feel physically sick. On one of the days I took my reliever inhaler, first time in about a year and in about 30 mins I noticed my breathing was quite calm and when I took a deep breath through my nose it felt like I was getting more air than normal.
I already had an asthma review and saw the nurse earlier. She mentioned the possiblity of starting me on the preventer inhaler (brown one). She took my peak flow over 3 times and she said it was 300. I asked what it should be and she said it would be 478 predicted. Ive been trying to look online to see what it should be. Im a female 25 years old and 5ft 2. The Peak Flow website isnt working for me, and all the others differ.
I now have to record my peak flow for 2 weeks and see the nurse again.
Any info or help would be appreciated. Many thanks