I am a 20 year old female (21 three weeks today)
On Monday I woke up with what felt like a bowling ball on my chest and by tuesday I was bed ridden with a cough.
I got an appointment with a Dr on new years eve (she was a new dr I have never seen before)
she checked my temp and I had a fever and listened to my chest.
She said I have a chest infection which has triggered asthma (I have not had an inhaler since I was 8)
I am on 30mg of prednisolone, 1000mg of erythromycin (4X 250mg throughout the day) and a ventolin inhaler.
Last night I had the strangest feeling in my arms and thought I was having a stroke; my arms were very sluggish (from elbow to tips of fingers) and felt like dead weights , I also felt nauseous and very emotional.
After sleeping my arms feel perfectly fine but I am really struggling to breathe today, my chest feels really really heavy and I keep getting sharp stabbing pains at the top of both my breasts .
I am really concerned this is something more than a chest infection but I am too Ill to go to my gps office and feel stupid if I go to a and e.
I also have a third year university exam in 10 days and I am praying that I am well at the moment I can't even concentrate on revising... all my concentration iisometric trying to breathe