Hi guys, was hoping for some advice.
I’ve been asthmatic from a young age. It was poorly controlled when I was a toddler but from childhood and through my teenage years I had very little trouble.
I’m now 24 and for the past two years or so I have been having trouble. Particularly at this time of year when the weather changes and colds set in. I had a head cold last week and it then went to my chest and on Saturday I had an asthma attack which was unbelievably frightening. I’m hoping to see my go on Monday but I really feel it might be time to change my inhalers. I’ve been on the same ones (symbicort and brycinal) for some years now.
Also want to point out how important knowing your own body is. I was extremely out of breath and went to a local urgent care centre for help who thought i just had a cold and wouldn’t even let me explain I was asthmatic and was SOB. They closed the window on me and referred me to the dr on call and as I was attempting to give the receptionist my details but failing due to not being able to speak in full sentences now the GP came out and gave me an eating for not making an appointment again not allowing me or my husband to explain. I left in tears feeling like a burden telling my husband I just wanted to go home which he wouldn’t allow. He took me to a&e and when we arrived I was not able to speak at all. I was not able to walk and was becoming hypoxic. The DRs took me straight through and we’re amazing. Within 30 minutes my spo2 was going back up to normal and I was able to speak again. The whole team were just amazing and I made sure to tell them as I was leaving. Asthma should always be taken seriously. We should not have to fight for this to be done. (Sorry for the rant!)
Happy reading, all suggestions and comments welcome