First of all hi everyone!
I'm back on the forums with a new account after a few years away from the site, i wasn't around much even back then so won't get offended if you dont remember me (used to lurk a lot) but my username used to be getting tired.
I've had asthma since I was kid started off very mild, went away for a few years and came back when i hit puberty. Anyway basically since then it's being getting slowly worse with some periods of control but what my gp describes as a rather fragile chest. Despite this I never really accepted my asthma as possibly serious that is until yesterday.
Yesterday i had what I'd describe as my worst flare up yet, started to get symptoms at around 12 noon and didnt get things under control until around 11pm that night. I suspect pollen and thunderstorm combination to be responsible combined with me not taking it seriously at first I know bit silly but usually it clears up with my usual meds and time.
Eventually went to gp surgery (around 2.30pm) and got seen by a nurse on the emergency walk in service, who got a doctor in, who listened to my chest and told me I was wheezing pretty much everywhere.got given a script for steroids, had a treatment on the nebuliser and was given strict orders to keep a close eye on things, neb calmed breathing down enough to fetch the steroids and get home to bed. Then waking up from nap wheezing again and ended up calling out of hours gp and going in to treatment centre (via taxi) and having 2 more neb treatments before my peak flow approached normal and they were happy to let me go home.
So yeah I'm mostly ok now, exhausted, but resting at home and pretty stable.This is only the second time I've ever needed a nebuliser and I'm a bit scared as seems I need to look after myself a bit better / be more aware of my asthma. I've had it 'properly' for 6 years and thought I could handle it, but yesterday has really shaken me up. Not sure what I'm looking for in this post just wanted to get it out to people who understood asthma I guess and maybe ask for some support?
Thanks for reading and best wishes,
P.s. plan to go back to gp's monday to review things and sort out a proper action plan. dont really want to but know i should.