Just wondered, as I'm newly diagnosed, how would I know if I was having an asthma attack as opposed to just having my usual symptoms (Heavy/tight chest, slight shortness of breath).
On a few occasions I've had my symptoms and I've had to have about 8 puffs of ventolin to make it go away. But its never got where I cant talk or anything, in fact anyone else would just think I was fine as I dont wheeze, its not that obvious I'm breathing more rapidly and of course only you know your chest is tight. My doc said an asthma attack isn't always like you see on telly where you're gasping for breath. But ive never seen anyone have one.