I'm not sure really of the point I'm making here, so feel free to ignore, I'm trying to use this as much to understand the issue/if there is an issue for myself.
Does anyone have experience of negative psychological affects - depression, anxiety, fear, general unease - directly related to or resulting from their asthma either ongoing or in terms of specific attacks, hospitalisations etc.?
Normally I kinda just get on with it and won't let it get to me, but I've lost it this time, I came out of hospital last night and was shaking with fear last night, but over nothing specific and I keep bursting into tears today. I did talk to my GP but she just said it sounded normal after a frightening experience. That didn't help much, plus the frightening experience has passed, so why still have this horrible sense of fear?
I had an attack walking back from the GPs and found it difficult to focus on dealing with because I was also dealing with being in tears and a really overwhelming general sense of something wrong/bad/frightening happening.
Has anyone had experiences like this? Is it 'normal' as my GP says? And if so does it go away? This follows the worst attack and longest hospitalisation I've had - is that why this has happened? Will things go back to normal? I don't like feeling like this.