So I went to the ER 2 days ago because of severe escalating shortness of breath, in the end it got so bad I got all tingly all over, feeling of tension in my chest, hands and feet got so tingly and numb I lost all feeling in them and had trouble calling 911 for the ambulance to pick me up. The worst passed in the ambulance already, the paramedics gave me strange looks when oxygen saturation came up 99% but drove me to the hospital. However I felt no significant constriction of airways throughout the ordeal like I usually do - i felt like I could breathe deeply if I wanted. No wheezing, no cough, just feeling like I was imploding.
They did an X-ray, listened to my lungs, doctor said no way it's asthma (I have asthma since I was a kid, currently on symbicort).I felt like an ass, I really thought I'm dying in that bus when I called them. They had me nebulize a 1000mcg (I think it was mcg) of Pulmicort and also Berodual. Afterwards I still felt short of breath and went to sleep with my chest tight. Inhalers of any kind never help when this happens
I get this thing daily since november though not so severe, last spirometry in october showed FEV about 82% predicted for my height and age (27)
Anyone get things like this? I know how asthma feels and that feeling of ""airways-closed tightness in the chest"", as a kid I knew right off that my lungs are closing up but this doesn't feel like that