I had a really scary event earlier and I'm not really sure what happened!!
I was just sat watching TV when I needed to cough, I just kept coughing then when I tried to breathe in, I was really struggling to get any air in, like my throat had closed and I was making a loud noise, not a wheeze, a gasping for air kind of noise. Breathing out was difficult too but not as noisy. I grabbed my inhaler and tried to take a few puffs (couldn't really breathe in so just squirted and did my best to breathe!) And in seconds the feeling eased to allow me to have more ventolin and then in a few minutes my breathing was back to normal.
It came totally out of the blue, and happened really quickly ....I'm still shaken up... I really thought I was gonna stop breathing!
Any ideas what happened?
I'm relatively new to asthma, only diagnosed a few months ago. My asthma isn't too bad at the moment, using ventolin around 4 times a week although my peak flow has been only 70-80% of my personal best.