This is quite a random post but as i cant sleep and this has been going over in my mind for a few days i thought i would ask on here to see if anyone has any advice.
I was recently in hospital for 6 days after quite a bad attack.
On the Monday i was feeling a bit odd and apparently i have now found out i was acting strange as well, in the way that i was distant and very tearful, my asthma wasn't really playing up any more than normal so i put it down to being tired.
Well on the Tuesday i woke up with a bit if a cough and not feeling quite right and something in my brain told me to make a doctors appointment, i rang up and saw the respiratory nurse within half an hour, she always sees me as and when needed and knows me very well. and how quickly things deteriorate.
Anyway i went in and told her i wasn't feeling great and thought maybe i had a chest infection, within 10 minutes an ambulance was called and i was rushed to my local hospital where i ended up in resus and then was admitted. I felt better quickly once i was on IV drugs. After the admission i went back to the respiratory nurse at the surgery who told me how unwell i was and how she was worried as i never take myself of to a and e and underestimate the serious of the situation. I explained to her that i didn't feel that unwell and saw no reason to go to a and e as i was concerned they would think i was wasting there time. Anyway after a lot of thought i keep going over in my mind how i didn't realise how bad i was, my blood gases were all over the place and o2 levels on 79% at the surgery so i am thinking this is why i felt odd. I was also told i am a C02 retainer but i am nor sure what this means and if this makes a difference.
I am now wondering how i am supposed to judge this and what i should be looking for, my peak flows are never good and i am always symptematic to a point.
I know that if i ring the surgery i will be seen straight away but it seems they are always calling ambulances for me and as i never think things are that bad and i am sure they must think i am pain in the bum.
Sorry this is turning into me waffling now, please dont think i am for medical advice m not, i just wondered if anyone else has been in this situation and how they have dealt with it as i am very confused about it all at the moment.
Any advice greatly received.