Hi, i had a respiratory arrest on 3rd January at home. I didn’t know what was happening except I couldn’t breathe. Managed to ring ambulance and text neighbour before I collapsed. I woke up in trauma dept, of A&E. I spent 9 days in hospital getting better followed by the rest of the month convalescing at home.
I’m a lot better now than I was but it scares me that it will happen again.
I’ve been told if I need to take 3 or more puffs of ventolin I need to see GP as my asthma medications aren’t working effectively.
I’ve decided to cut my hours at work, I was struggling to do a full day, so cutting them down to 6 hours.
I wanted to post about it as I know I haven’t been well with chest infections for quite a few months I didn’t know it would get so serious.
One doctor says it was because of my lung disease, bronchiectasis, others say an allergic asthma attack. All I know is my back was aching (probably not related), which I thought was a kidney infection and had made an appointment with the GP for that and my asthma too, not being well over Christmas and new year. Thought I had the cold bug going around. My hands and feet starting itching terribly, my dream wouldn’t stop it, then my breathing got bad and my ventolin was having no effect. With that my blood oxygen kept going lower.
I just wonder if the itching had was a warning sign, if anyone else had experienced anything similar?
Apologies for the long post. I’m just wary and a little bit frightened.