I had an asthma attack last night (I think!).
I was staying at brother's house looking after his dog (always slightly triggers my asthma but usually just makes my lungs a little itchy). He's just moved into his house and there are boxes everywhere (DUST) and night storage heaters up full blast (didn't know how to turn off).
Anyway, I fell asleep on the sofa and woke up at 2am super hot, heart pounding, fast shallow breathing that I struggled to get under control and I felt really sick. I struggled to even take my ventolin at first due to the panic I was in. I ran my wrists under cold water and opened a window to cool down. I have an apple watch which has an app called "breathe" which I love as it helps me focus my breathing, took my ventolin and tried the app a few times and eventually it slowed down.
I couldn't lie down as this made it worse again so I sat up until 4:30am and then felt well enough to lie down! Slept for 5 hours and once I got out in the air this morning felt a lot better.
My lungs still ache and feel a bit itchy today and I'm exhausted. I just wondered if this is all normal (I've only been diagnosed 18 months)? I feel a bit emotional today which is unlike me obviously with the new year my doctors are closed until Tuesday and last time I rang them to say I was having asthma trouble they offered me an appointment 6 weeks down the line!
Any advice/reassurance appreciated!