Please can someone help I'm at a loss what to do 😫
Diagnosed with adult asthma last Feb, its classed as severe (on the shielding list etc). I currently take fostair 200/6 2 puffs twice a day, Tiotropium bromide 2 puffs once a day, Fexofenadine 180mg twice a day and ompeprezole 40mg. My asthma had been well controlled for about 4mths until yesterday morning.
I woke up and my chest just felt off, I could feel an intermittent wheeze. So I took all my medication and 4 puffs of my blue and it seemed to help. Unfortunately by lunchtime it had got worse and I was struggling to speak a sentence without losing my breath. Spoke to GP who sent an ambulance. When the ambulance arrived I was quite panicked....but still unable to speak a full sentence. The first responder listened to my chest and said there was no wheeze so wouldn't give me anything. My chest was very, very tight and he then said he thought it was anxiety. I said it was definitely not!!!! Anyway, I was taken to A and E and it was the worst experience of my life. I was left for 2 hours struggling to breath, cos there was no wheeze, I ended up giving myself my blue inhaler continuously in order to breath. By the time I was eventually seen by someone I tried to explain that my asthma presents itself like this and I don't have a wheeze sometimes but need a nebuliser and steroids. Wouldn't do that...I eventually started to feel better due to the amount of blue inhaler I was taking. I ended up discharging myself as I knew I had left over steroids at home so thought I would take them.
Please can someone help. I'm still not breathing properly this morning and my chest is very tight. I have a call with a advanced nurse practitioner this morning. But I just feel like no one is listening to me.