Am sure this has been discussed before without much resolution but here goes:
What is the deal with chest noises and WHY are they so inconsistent?! Couple of things:
a) I used to hardly ever wheeze. Now I wheeze sometimes, but there seems to be NO rhyme or reason (last weekend: wheezing on Sat, none on Sunday but was 'quiet' in places, symptoms pretty much the same. OOH dr hugely confused. Hospital saying it was asthma exacerbation but also talking about wheezing in confusing way.)
b) Last night with little green men: about same level as last weekend? Maybe bit better. No wheeze, amboman confused. However, he had to try quite hard to hear something - it obvs wasn't totally silent but he kept moving it around to see if he could hear better somewhere else and was getting me to do various things with my breathing to see if that increased the sound. In the end he said 'well there's no wheeze but there's not much air entry either'.
I'm pretty crap at the strange manoeuvres they have you do at times while listening, but on the other hand I don't *think* I've ever been told that in a 'normal' dr's appt - mind you my GP doesn't share unless there's nothing odd to hear so he may have heard something before and not said. AFAIK know though it's been in the 2 slightly more 'ramped-up' situations (for me) recently where I've been told it's quiet, and I'm sort of assuming this isn't just technique on either my part or the person who's listening as I'd assume it would have happened before when I'm ok if so.
I guess I'm just confused as I thought quiet/lack of air entry was meant to be a bad sign but while I wasn't doing the best ever (hence calling 111 to begin with), I was more or less able to talk though it was a bit of effort (slightly confused about what counts as a 'full sentence' but I was still able to have a conversation though preferred not to talk too much), sats were ok at 96% and they were fine to let me stay, wait and see - so obviously it wasn't really that bad, and definitely nowhere on the scale of some attacks they must see and that others on here have.
I might be rambling but just wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences? I find I'm rarely totally alone in my weirdness on here