So I have had asthma problems for about a month now - wheezing, coughing, breathless etc. I have had to call an ambulance 4 times this month, three of those have been this week, and I swear they're getting fed up of me in A&E! The first two times the ambulance came I was told my chest was wheezy so I went to my GP and was given pred and antibiotics for a possible infection. Since starting them earlier this week I have had two more severe attacks, but both times have been told my chest is clear and it's a panic attack. I am a bit confused...I don't ever feel like I'm panicking and my breath control is usually very good - the attacks recently have been brought on by a lot of coughing which I assumed was due to the infection. My peak flow is also down, which is unusual for me because I am a woodwind player and so my peak flow usually stays the same, even when I'm having asthma problems. I guess I'm really asking how to tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack as at the moment they feel exactly the same to me! Anyone else have this issue?
Thanks, musicgeek x