Well after feeling breathless and tight chested for a few days i finally relented and phoned 111. I was directed to my out of hours and by the time i got there i was struggling to speak... Well suprise suprise i got told no wheeze im fine, but made me go to a n e because i was shaking! Tried to explain it was just the ventolin but made me go anyway. Well after a 2 hour wait i saw a nurse who was more worried about me having a blood clot or heart attack, never mind my peak flow was at 280 and i was struggling to breathe!
Took to resus and put on a drip, still no nebuliser, Finally saw a dr 3 and a half hours after arrival, who ordered a chest xray. He then asked if i had asthma! I was like well yeah, im pretty sure im having an attack now, again no wheeze no asthma and oxygen good. Didnt ask about any previous hospital admissions. My blood test results showed infection and low potassium. So was chucked some antibiotics and a potassium prescription and tufed out at 4 in the morning halfway through my drip, no nebs!
After a LOT of ventolin i can speak better but chest is still tight. This is why i avoid a n e like the plague, i have had good and bad experiences at a n e but am sick of playing russian roulette when i go, hense out of hours appointment.
I was suppose to have a respiritory nurse appointment 4 weeks after one of my hospital stays and consultant 2 months after. It has now been 3 months.. i have no number to follow this up with..
I have no idea what to do next time this happens, because quite frankly being on your own in hospital struggling to breathe for hours on your own is traumatising.
Sorry for the long ramble just wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation?