Really didnt know what to put as the title but I am going bannas. I had an asthma attack recently which was initaially not a bad attack at all but I was with people who i didnt know and they all ended up argueing about how to deal with me having an attack. I couldnt talk so couldnt tell them I knew what i was doing and leave me alone but they kept saying that they had seen people on either holby city or casualty or other programmes that this was how they dealt with attacks.
I got more and more worked up by this and the group of people I was with tried putting me in the recovery position etc. I was so scared by all this. I have had so many attacks and know what to do but because all these poeople were tryign to interfere i got very worked up and made the attack worse.
In the end an ambulance was eventually called.
The whole point of this post is that I was so scared by the way the people I was with were wanting to treat the asthma attack. I guess I was lucky that I knew what I was doing to some degree (as much as you can when you have an attack) but i still couldnt take complete control of the situation and I think had i been on my own I would have been ok and would not have needed to go to hospital.
It worries me that had this been an attack in someone who didnt really know what to do and was new to asthma then it could have been even more serious than it was.
Sorry its so jumbled. I am not sure If I should write to anyone about this experience to show how serious it is and show how much people actually take in from watching things on TV and how much they remember it.