I was diagnosed with Adult Onset Asthma last year. This year has resulted in no fewer than 4x admissions in six months. The second one being via resus and then onto HDU & another ward then home.
i get referred to an asthma clinic each time and every time I get discharged until the next time I end up in.
is it normal for your chest to be clear on x ray with asthma flare ups. This usually happens which to me confirms asthma yet I interpret the doctors as thinking I'm some sort of hypochondriac. I'm really not. I'm the kind of person who avoids the GPs like the plague so if i end up willingly walking into a n e I'm feeling pretty rubbish.
basically, on admissions, my sats are usually okay, they did suddenly but soon recover, my bp is usually through the roof and so is my respiratory rate.
yesterday I was rushed in via 999 as I was really struggling and the nebs were giving me no relief. So switched to oxygen. Doc came to see me. Said it was a viral infection. Ordered bloods xray steroids and antibiotics.