I have been off my feet for nearly three weeks with a bad asthma flare, initially flaring due to cold.
A persistent issue that keeps arising for me is that every time I see a dr during a bad flare, with a very very low peak flow level (as per plan), clear shortness of breath, increased coughing, struggling to talk with breathlessness etc- my oxygen levels still read between 95-99%. Therefore dr's always seem reluctant to either treat me like my asthma is flaring or look at me like I'm crazy. They say I sound clear, with no wheeze. So my presentation doesn't match what they feel should be happening.
Does anyone else experience this? Having all the symptoms of a flare but normal oxygen readings and no wheeze?
Would be great to hear others' experience.