You may have readbefore in my blogs that I have been having problems with my breathing.
Well things had got so bad over the last couple of weeks that I couldn't go on waiting for the tests I was due to have in a few weeks. [Sleep study & Lung tests].
I tried getting to see the G.P and when my husband rang on last friday, we couldn't get an appointment until 9th October !!!!!!
I was therefore left struggling and getting nowhere until last night, I couldn't go on any longer and was coughing and unable to catch my breath or take a breath it....it was around 5am and so we contacted the surgery to get the emergency number to be told to ring 111.
We rang 111 and went through a series of questions to get an ambulance being sent to my home.....was asked to take a dissovable asprin, even though I didn't think I was have a heart attack and I shouldn't be taking asprin with methotrexate. So I waited for the ambulance, which arrived quickly and they stopped me from taking the asprin saying "we don't do that anymore anyway".
They tested heart rate, breathing etc and decided to take me into A&E [Accident and Emergency].
When I got there I was put on a nebuliser, had blood tests, xrays etc and found I had pheumonia. The doctor said he thought it may have a connection to the methotrexate as it can cause inflammation on the lungs. He also thought it was more of a problem at night because of the Apnea/Hypopnea.
Issued the appropriate antibiotics and suggestions of seeing my G.P ....to which I said if I could of seen my G.P I wouldn't have been here.....I am afraid this is the sign of things to come.
Never mind...all's well that ends well...except for me that is.
I am going to bed...had enough