So Tuesday i ended up going to a+e on blues and twos from my GP surgey. This is the first time it's happened. I know I grumbled about the asthma care I've received from my surgery but to be fair to them, they were brilliant.
I had been struggling for a few days and using my ventolin A LOT. My friend at work made sure I attended the surgery on Tuesday and it was there i had my first full attack. They put me straight on salbutamol nebs but couldn't stabilise me so called 999. The paramedics were amazing and gave me atrovent? And IV hydrocortisone before whisking me to a+e. When I was there i had 3 lots of ipratropium and salbutamol nebs over a period of a few hours. They kept a good eye on me eventually let me home at 2am.
So for a few hours after, I felt really quite sick. Is this normal? Also, my chest went a bit hard work breathing yesterday afternoon so took my ventolin which eased it after 4 puffs. Again, is this normal? My chest is sore, I guess from the effort and inflammation? Is this normal?
I have a GP appt booked for Friday morning on the advice of the hospital, and they also did another referral to respiratory (i saw them for the first time about a month ago).
Work have said that they don't want to see me for at least the rest of this week and to rest up.
I read on the asthma UK website about the risk of another attack in the first 2 weeks after an attack. I assume I will continue to use my blue inhaler as and when needed, and then the GP will see me on Friday. If I have to use my blue inhaler more than 10 puffs in a day, is this a red flag to get help?
Sorry, still learning.
Many thanks x