So I am new to this forum, and can't thank Asthma UK enough for their help. However, I have been back and forth through out of hours doctors, duty doctors and A&E this week, as as you know Asthma exacerbations never happen at a good time.
Would like to know if anyone else receives dramatically conflicting advice? I requested to come in and have a nebuliser as its the only thing that seems to help at the moment. I explained everything to the doctor on the phone, who said no problem, come in and we'll sort that out for you. When I got there last night, having waited about 6 hours, I was berated by this GP for inappropriate use of the service, despite being told by everyone else to get in touch if things weren't improving (have been on steroids and antibiotics for 3 days and peak flow dropping) and he said I didn't need nebulisibg etc, for once I actually stood my ground but I could tell he thought he knew my condition better than me and he thought it was all in my head. I burst into tears, because I am on my own, exhausted and very confused by everyone's inconsistent advice and feeling like I had no where to turn despite feeling worse than when I've been admitted before! He then offered me a neb but it was more like I'll do what you want to speed things up for me. He was defensive as soon as I sat down. He said my resps were 12 when they've been around 30. So despite everyone saying don't ignore these symptoms, get help, I'm not going to bother again because I can't face being made to feel like a totally fraud. I work in the NHS and I would NEVER treat my patients in the way he did to me.
Feeling totally confused and still just as rubbish-he moaned the neb was taking too long, and to be honest I didn't really get any side effects as I usually do-wouldn't be at all surprised to find out he's reduced the normal dose. Thoughts?