In additional to my reply in the costa thread, i would like to ask for some advice:
Ok, this all started on Monday when I was with my friend, I'd been running round and playing about at the park, i was fine then i came home (where i live with one light smoker and what sometimes seems like a chain-smoker). At around 7, i felt a little short of breath and tight, i took my inhaler and waited for it to take effect, it didnt. I tried the one puff for 5 mins and had no effect there, by then i was getting a bit sleepy and i think i passed out because when i woke up around 8, i was convinced that it was only 7. My boyfriend hurt himself and I had to run around after him which probably didnt help things, but i went to bed and had a terrible night.
The next morning i still didnt feel too good and my chest felt tight and sore. I walked half-way to the bus stop to collage and felt like i was gong to black out. I headed home, only to have to help my boyfriend to a job interview. My PF that morning had been 250 l/min. I was feeling low.
We got home after the interview and mike had to get his knee checked out. By this time, Mike and his mom Shirley were both worried about me, (ok i was slumped in the chair puffing and trying to focus) so they pusuaded me to go and get checked when mike went to get checked.
We got to the hospital and in my innitial assessment, the nurse looked very worried about me as my breathing was still very fast, my fingernails were purple and i was exhausted, being asthmatic herself, she identified what was ging on and took me to a cubicle near the nurses station and gave me oxygen and left me till the doctor came. I dont know how long i'd been on the oxygen but the doctor came in and looked at me, gave me nebs and said i had ""cramps"" in my right lung so i had to have an x-ray which confirmed this. I've been given antibiotics and told that i need to go to my GP (which i am going to after collage) and ask to be stepped up to step 4 and ask for a consultant refferal.
but in the meanwhile, i feel awful in myself, has anyone got any ideas on what i can do to cheer up, (the only thing keeping me going at the moment is the promise of a PSP and Transformers UMD at the end of the week, lol!)