Hiya, Im a newbie though Ive been reading for a while. After 6wks of really uncontrolled asthma (after being very stable for 5yrs) I had a severe attack this afternoon. I went to the Urgent Care place literally next door to home and the doctor I saw told me she does not believe CVA exists and I must just have a cough! Thankfully I had someone with me who insisted I was given a nebuliser (I couldnt speak) but wouldn't prescribe prednisalone and instead gave me a script for cough medicine!!! I didnt even collect it as I know its actually dangerous, as was later confirmed by the wonderful helpline. I am 33 and have been asthmatic since I was 7, officially diagnosed CVA at 14, and while its not always easy to get appropriate treatment I have never had a blatant denial of its existance before. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, how did you handle it? And is there a card or something available we can carry for such situations? At the time, of course, I was firghtened as I couldn'e breathe, now I'm cross and feel let down!
Thanks for any answers