Hi all. Sorry but it's a long post, bear with me. I haven't really had asthma for long & haven't had what I really class as attacks as have only ever seen people have full on asthma attacks which resulted in paramedics & nebulisers so always thought that was what an asthma attack was.
A couple of days ago I had an 'episode' & have been tired & short of breath ever since then today I was absolutely shattered for no reason (in fact I have pretty much done nothing) then a short while ago I started noticing it was harder to breathe, I had pressure in my chest so I took a puff of the blue inhaler which didn't work, I ended up having 3 puffs in the end & it still didn't work. I sat down to try & rest but I ended up getting worse so went to get my other inhaler & felt like I had pins & needles in my hands & fore arms then basically crawled up the stairs as my legs felt like they would collapse & got my daughters spacer to use. After sitting down I had 2 puffs of forstair with the spacer & my breathing got better & have recovered (chest still feels some pressure but the 'episode' is over).
Is this an asthma attack or is it something else?
Also the earlier episode was the same & the blue inhaler didn't work then either & ended up taking forstair with a spacer. The blue has worked before when I was breathless but didn't either time I was really struggling.
Any replies greatly appreciated