Well after 30 years it's finally happened, I have had my very first very clearly stress induced asthma attack.
Last night some of my neighbours decided it would be a good idea to try to start a fight with a group of drunk kids being noisy outside my house and my hubbi went out to try to calm things down. Next thing i know he's on the ground being attacked and there are 30 kids all the neighbours in the street out and punches being thrown everywhere and at everyone.
I called police and after few minutes was all being dealt with, only minor injuries hubbi was ok.
But after about 3/4 hour as the police were asking people what happened i started to feel really ill and had my first sudden asthma attack for months. I rang hubbi who came in house abandoning police officer as having been so well for months i didn't have a neb downstairs and my omron was in the car (DOH!)
Of course police followed him in as you can't just walk off mid chat took one look at me and got the paramedics who were dealing with various minor injuries.
To cut a long story short apparently because my adrenals are suppressed I had ""run out of steroids"" and the was having a asthma and shock type response to the stress and needed hydrocortisone because my body wasn't coping with the shock.
Of course this morning am fine bit chesty but feel a complete IDIOT and totally embarassed. I've never had a non allergic asthma attack before and just feel totally stupid. I would never have called an ambulance for that attack would have just quietly had my neb and carried on but didn't have any choice as they were already there!
I'm absolutely furious at my steroid dose having to go up after being so well for months and feel REALLY angry with my neighbours as i truly believe those kids are not that bad, really angry with my body for letting me down, and really stupid as i can't even remember what i incoherently rambled at the police and paramedics as had had strong pain killers and antisickness meds for my broken legs. Must have sounded completely out of my skull.
Is it normal to collapse in this fashion after a stressfull situation? I could understand it if i'd been in a car crash or something but I was only a witness to a fight! Just feel really really daft
(A very tired and wound up)