Hi everyone, hope you all had a fab Christmas, and are keeping well. I'm writing this message because I am very confused (as my title suggests!) about my recent visit to my GP. I had an emergency appointment booked in as I couldn't get a normal appointment when the phone line opened at 8.30am, an by the time I got through at 8.50am, all appointments had gone...does anyone else have this trouble? Anyway, I struggled through work all day; taking my ventolin constantly. I had taken all my usual meds and done my PF that morning..it was 290 (my personal best is 390) so I know something wasn't right. At 4.30pm I had my appointment, and by this point I was constantly coughing in the waiting room, had got out of breath just walking across the car park, and I just felt very 'weird' like something was brewing.
When I saw the GP, she did my PF which by then was down to 240. She also did my oxygen levels...this was 94% and listened to my chest (which was apparently clear). She said she thought I would be worse than I was for making an emergency appointment...hang on those scores are quite low aren't they? Well, she told me to up my Seretide to 4 puffs a day, continue taking my ventolin and gave me some pred (which hasn't helped). She told me to come back if I feel like I need to. I left feeling very worried and scared. Am I making a fuss over nothing? I was awake early this morning with a tight chest and been coughing again all day. Looks like I'll be back at GP again Monday morning.