As my title says, I've had a bad day today!
Woke up coughing as usual, sat up in bed and after a while of using ventolin and water, plus coughing alot, it subsided, managed to go back to sleep again but made the mistake of lying down again!
Woke about 2 hours later and started coughing again, this happens every morning when I first wake up. Sat up in bed and used ventolin, seemed to ease off a bit, got up and went to the bathroom, started coughing again, also was being sick, bringing up phlem, sat there for about 15 mins, felt a bit better, thought, I can't stay here all day, and decided to go downstairs, had to sit down straight away and started coughing again, this time though, instead of it easing off it got steadily worse, I was using the ventolin but it didn't help, it just kept getting harder to breathe, I was breathing in but nothing was coming out, really scary! The more I tried to breathe properly the worse it seemed, puffing on the ventolin didn't work either.
Today my dog helped me, Archie was there for me, he sat down beside me and I just stroked him and eventually because I wasn't concertrating on my breathing so much it got better slowly, probably about 3/4 of an hour.
It shook me up big time this episode as I haven't had an attack like that for months, just the normal breathlessness and wheezing normally, not the gasping and fighting for breath like today.
Afterwards, I felt like I had a temperature but I was shivering from head to toe and felt really cold, also I felt totally washed out and exhausted.
I don't want another day like today, it scares me when I can't breathe like today.
Hope everyone else is keeping well,