I'm hoping someone might be able to explain my lungs' weird behaviour!
I expected them to object to me having a major cleaning session last night but my symptoms have left me really confused. I went out with the dog for some clean (& thankfully mild!) air once I started to feel the effects of dust/cleaning products. While I was out I started getting stabbing pains in my lungs (not all in the same place), some of which were literally doubling me up with pain. I was struggling for breath when the pain was there but seemed relatively ok in between. I took my Ventolin (3 puffs, but my tongue got most of one!), which did help a bit. I took my peak flow when I got in about 20 minutes later, as I was quite worried (I was still getting the stabbing pains) & I was really shocked that it was 450, which is the higher end of normal for me at the moment (aiming to get back to my pre-cold PF of 490). I still felt pretty awful, didn't want to go to bed as I felt I needed to be vertical, so forced myself to have some tea & sit quitely for an hour. Still wasn't feeling that great before bed, although much better than I had been, did peak flow & it was 510!!!! It's never, ever been that high! This morning it was back to 450 & I have the tiredness & the feeling someone's given my chest a good kicking that I'd expect.
Has anyone got any ideas what's going on?
PS Please excuse the essay!