I am unwell at the moment with a virus that sent my peak flow into a nosedive. I suddenly found that I was extremely weak - almost couldn't walk - so saw the gp. She said there isn't a chest infection, so that's good, but she gave me Predisnolone tabs and I'm still on them. Seventh day tomorow at 8 tabs a day but I will taper them now.
My peak flow is improved, but not a lot and I realised I am hyperventilating as well. Can't breath in properly, gasping air in etc.I also have been diagnosed with Chronic Hyperventilation Syndrome as well as asthma.It feels rubbish and I get very scared. I probably should be a lot braver than I am (I'm not young) but I'm not. I'm always trying to stay optimistic and believe in getting well again, but in these nasty illness times my mood spirals into anxiousness and life gets reduced to me, talking myself through in the wee small hours of the night, or the long unrelenting isolation of days stuck indoors, unable to move with anxiety growing more and more as more symptons/illness take over my life.
I don't know if anyone else gets this extreme weakness thing with nausea that I get. I also have crushing/ ironband feeling around my diaphragm and across my lower abdomen a lot too. It doesn't help.
I am sorry to introduce myself with a rather pathetic ramble but it's where I am right now. Life seems to shut down at these times as I get so utterly dependent. Honestly, I'm not like this all the time (I dont' think i am, anyway). Sandy