In the past week I have had three asthma attacks, one I have been able to get myself to the surgery and the other by ambulance.
The second attack I had, I felt faint and was being sick, however, when I arrived at hospital, nobody seemed concerned by this. I then had an appointment with my asthma nurse the day after at the hospital and she told me these were classic signs of a panic attack/hyperventilating.
The third attack was yesterday, also rushed in by ambulance. I had three nebs in the space of an hour. While in hospital, the nebs took effect, but then my breathing became extremely shallow, and I became unresponsive. I couldn't move my legs, nor speak, the only way I could communicate was by crying slightly. I felt very 'spaced out' and not with it. Again, the Dr didn't seem at all bothered.
I got home, and after half an hour, felt very ill, faint, sleepy, dizzy etc. Again, I found myself staring into space and my hand eye co-ordination went, not being able to hold a glass of water or anything. My mum called NHS Direct to get some advice and she said it sounded like a viral infection. We visited the emergency Dr, and he seemed to think that I had also suffered another panic attack in the evening, and that I haven't got a viral infection.
Has anybody else had an experience such as this and is it likely that as well as having an asthma attack, you can also hyperventilate/have a panic attack?
Would be great to hear from you as I have never suffered panic attacks before! Thank you