so, last night i ended up getting admitted into CDU, was meant to be getting moved onto a respiratory ward this morning, but got discharged instead, with 3 days of prednisolone 8 5mg a day & told to use my blue inhaler 6 times every 4hrs with a spacer. first off, i got told that i wasnt having an asthma attack by the paramedics, so people go blue & not be able to breathe for the fun it of? i got told i had a really dry cough & got put on a saline neb in the ambulance, which seemed to help the coughing. got to a&e & had to wait over an hour. finally got called through & explained what was wrong & got put straight on salbutamol neb, sent for xrays, had blood cultures done, came back from xray & ended up on back to back salbutamol nebs again. got told in a&e that it WAS an asthma attack & my airways sounded restricted. i appear to be rambling at this point (sorry, tired), with the salbutamol nebs, my oxygen levels got back up to 99%, a couple minutes of been off nebs, theyd dropped right back down to 93-94% oxygen. is this normal? i feel rather pants at the minute, barely slept last night. kept having people poking & prodding at me. was on pulse, oxygen levels, blood pressure, & ECG monitors.. anywho, long story cut short, how do u deal with stuff like this? is oxygen levels dropping a fair bit in a couple of minutes after stopping nebs normal?
cheers for any replies.