Sorry, this will likely turn into a rant, but as I'm still new to my (re)diagnosis (had asthma as a kid, it went away, it came back), I don't yet know what is normal.
Last night I had a severe asthma attack, probably the worst one yet. Had to wait for over 5 hrs to even get obs done at which point I was struggling a lot, and began to get incredibly dizzy due to having them take my blood/place a cannula, my breathing was worsening. Couldn't walk, barely could talk, couldn't lift my head up had a high heart rate (despite being on medication to lower my heart rate, Ivabradine!). Breathing felt impossible. Was also admittedly quite agitated as no one was listening to how bad things were getting.
They kept telling me I was having a panic attack despite them knowing my pf was around 40% of my personal best. Like was I actually not having an asthma attack? If I wasn't, why did the treatment eventually work? (Nebs, IV hydrocortisone, fluids). Why did they tell me to breathe into a plastic bag??? Some lady also told me to "come on" as I was attempting to stand, as she has "other patients to care for". Don't know who she was, couldn't lift my head at all by that point.
Sorry. I'm just quite shaken up by this and I'm concerned that my mental health diagnoses will be used unfairly against me in the future. Any advice is appreciated.