Hello, I’m 17 years old and recently I’ve been struggling with my asthma. Within the space of 3 weeks I have had 2 asthma attacks, one resulting in a ambulance and the other a trip to a&e. The first asthma attack developed throughout the day, I had been taking my blue inhaler however it didn’t relive any of my symptoms, eventually Imy friend edged me to go to the hospital as my lips started to turn a bluish colour. I had both steroids and a nebuliser before returning home a few hours later eventhough my peak flow was still very low. Only 2 weeks later I was walking to school when I felt my chest to tighten, again I took my inhaler to no relief. I went to the school nurse who immediately called for an ambulance. Once the ambulance came my heart rate what tachicardic at 157 bpm however my oxygen levels were 100%?! They then attempted to calm my breathing to a natural rythm. They said I was hyperventilating due to the stress and worry of my asthma. My question is, does this mean my asthma is getting worse or is it a symptom of a panic attack?
-lots of love, Chloe.