Long story short I went to urgent care because I thought I had a sinus infection/chest cold. I never put it together that my asthma was acting up because it has been so mild my whole life. For months I've had chest pains, and below my left lung I have a very sore spot. I also have a mild dry cough all the time and tightness in my chest. I just thought it was something else.
When I went in, I thought I had a chest cold and a sinus infection and was shocked to learn my oxygen level was low. It didn't respond to the nebs, oxygen at doctor, and x-ray shows no signs of fluid. They wanted to admit me but I wanted to try home care first. Now I'm on oxygen 24/7, taking a routine of meds, but now the pain has increased and I am coughing up clear mucus. I also can't lay down to sleep because it all gets worse. (Coughing, breathing problems, pain, etc)
I'm so confused by what this could be and how to fix it. I am not ready to be on oxygen everyday. When I read many of the post, they don't mention oxygen much. Is this normal? Is there anything else I can do?
Thanks for all your post. I haven't heard anything new except that my low oxygen was from Asthma. Nothing showed gerd or acid reflex from my understanding. I was able to go on oxygen only at night for about 2 weeks but last week it started all over. My oxygen was 73 this time around so I was put back on the oxygen 24/7 and another round of treatments for asthma. Keeping my fingers crossed for a quick recovery.
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for the ideas!