Hi. I'm new to asthma. It all started with a cold , cough which I couldn't get rid. It took two weeks to get a doctor appointment, by which this time i became quite poorly. Doctor gave me an inhaler, but still I didn't improve, took another week to see the doctor. Came away with antibiotics and steroid tablets, but that night I started to wheez and struggle to breath. next day I rang shrop doc and got an emergency doctor appointment. Doctor sent me to hospital and then I had a type 2 respiratory failure. I was put in an induced coma, which lasted 6 days. That was may, I'm still regaining strength and recovering, but I'm now an asthmatic. I have had a chest infection every month since, and several astma attacks. I'm educating myself with the triggers, managing my inhalers and learning how to manage my condition.
But I'm beginning to get really sad and down with losing my energy and miss walking up the mountains, suffer with anxiety and petrified of going into another coma.
Im a single mom of 2 dependents. I work full time and money is always tight.
Has anyone on here experience induced coma and recovered fully?
Thank you in anticipation