Just wondering if anyone can offer any advice/reassurance as I’ve got to the point where I’m just so fed up of my asthma.
My attacks seem to have taken on a new pattern; years ago I’d be bad about every six months, then the pattern started to be about every month/couple of months (my hormones trigger it) now it happens about every month but I get several attacks and it can affect me for up to a week. I’ve spoken to my specialist and she’s said there’s nothing they can do about my hormones setting my asthma off.
The other problem I have is that I have vocal cord dysfunction as well as my asthma and my asthma sets off the vcd and I get stridor. The specialist and paramedics have explained to me that this is what happens. On Wednesday I had a bad attack and needed treatment from the paramedics, my attack was how it usually is, I also have a typed out sheet with all my info on as I can’t talk when I wheeze that says about my treatment from the paramedics, that my SATS are always 100%, my stridor etc. My mum was also there to explain that this is how my attacks always are. The paramedic however said she couldn’t hear a wheeze on my chest it was all coming from my throat, said she didn’t think it was asthma, although I scribbled on a piece of paper that it was and I can tell the difference between my asthma and vcd. She wouldn’t put me on a neb, despite my mum and my boyfriend telling her that it was the only thing that would help. She eventually did in the ambulance but said it was against her better judgement. I wasn’t altered as I usually am and when I got to hospital, the paramedics didn’t hook me up to an oxygen tank. I was then delayed being put on a nebuliser again, so in all, I was wheezing for about two and a half hours without help.
My chest is now unsettled, my ribs are so sore and I despair with knowing what to do. My specialist was going to do me a letter for the paramedics but has since said she can’t. It’s just all really getting me down and I don’t usually let it get to me. Any sympathetic ears or advice would be great! Xxx