I'm new to this forum and really hoping someone can give me a little advice or reassurance...
Was diagnosed asthmatic in late 2009 at the age of 22 and since then it had spiralled out of control. My GP says I have brittle asthma. I have had 4 hospital admissions in the last year (two of those in the High Dependency Unit) and take a myriad of drugs/inhalers. Generally, the attacks I have are silent (no wheeze) and some drs say my chest is clear even when I am really struggling. Oxygen sats always seem to be ok even mid-attack. Was discharged from my last admission last Sunday where at my arrival to A&E they considered intubation.
In the last month, I have been sent to the ""difficult asthma clinic"" at my local hospital where the first thing they said was that they needed to make sure that it is definitely asthma.
I must note here that I also take antidepressants and have done for nearly 10 years. When I asked the consultant what else it could be if it wasn't asthma, he generally looked vague and insinuated that it might be linked to my depression.
It has always been a massive fear of mine that even though I know there is something wrong, people don't believe me or even think that I am making it up. Is this what he is thinking?