Hi. New to all this.
Started about 14mths back with a case of oh dear, why can't I breathe. NHS helpline said get to A&E. Went. Had nebuliser with something else and some steroids. Kicked out next morning with blue Ventolin, pf meter and that was it.
Over next few weeks had a couple more can't breathe episodes and after calling gp was given an appt.
Few months later and having seen asthma nurse and gp a few times and having inhalers changed over and/or strength increased I'm told I have possibly severe asthma with copd which is difficult to control. Mm.
I am waiting for referral apt for resp consultant and it seems I will be having a ct scan.
Now, back to the title of this post. According to asthma nurse and what I've read, my pf for my age and height should be around 400 ish. Best I've had was 260.
On occasion, like now it drops to 90 and I need my blue inhaler which seems to work to relive a little after around 10 minutes. My pf goes to about 150 then.
The little app thing I have on my phone(I filled the paper thing that came with my pf meter) suggests that below 150 puts me into the red zone and certainly the 90 reading does.
As I am not crawling around the floor gasping for breath should I be going to A&E or not?
I know that in a few hours I tend to be back above 200 on my pf. So I guess low readings are normal for me.
None of this has been explained by gp or nurse particularly well tome so I'm curious what you guys think.