I was with a friend who also has asthma when my symptoms were starting to get worse as they have been for the past few weeks. My chest gets tight, I cough and breathing in or out takes more effort. On this occasion I also had what i call 'noisy breathing' where it kind of feels wheezy but doesn't sound it to me. I took my inhaler and ten minutes later, still wasn't feeling 100%, so took 2 more puffs. After this I was feeling much better.
Now this isn't unusual for me at the minute so thought nothing of it. I'm getting these symptoms most days which is why I went to see my gp last week but I was told my pf was Ok, and to carry on with my seretide as usual.
Well my friend seemed really concerned. She asked me how often I'd been having these asthma attacks and when I said every day, she said I should see my doctor. But I hadn't thought that these were asthma attacks, more just a flare of symptoms. To me an asthma attack would be going to a&e.
So when do people class it as having an asthma attack?