Hi, I am a 38 year old woman with no previous asthma/allergies/hayfever anything. I had a cold that left me with a cough that I couldn't shift. Long story of Drs trips etc later I had to call an ambulance and went to hospital where I had an attack for 14 hours - that time I came round to a good cough and was fine. 3 days of obs , nil by mouth, scans and medication later I had another one this time leading to a day in critical care. Extremely frightening and feel very alone, lost and frightened for the future. Docs have treated me for a chest infection and I am on nebs, steroids and oxygen but get very nervous when I cough and feel I don't trust myself to make judgements on my own breathing.