I went to see my GP today as I have been breathless over the last three days. He explained to me that there is no inflammation in my airways as my FeNO score was only 7 and I have no wheeze so it is a panic attack. I have looked up panic attack on NHS choices website and it says a panic attack lasts between 5 and 20 minutes. Is it possible for panic attacks to last for three solid days of breathlessness. I really know nothing about panic attacks.
To confuse everything GP has given me antibiotics for a clear chest and referring me to an endocrinologist to get me off prednisone as the medication causes panic attacks.
Am I missing some new research?
I am already seeing a physiotherapist for hyperventilation where I am being taught to only breathe through my nose with diaphragm muscles only.
I have a hiatus hernia and it is grumpy as physio exercise is moving diaphragm so irritating part of my stomach that is above my diaphragm.
I like my GP but sometimes he can be so confusing.
Like he tried to explain that non inflammed airways can react to exercise, emotion and pollution without gaining any inflammation. I seriously think I am missing some new research into asthma somewhere?! No wheeze now means panic attacks apparently?!