Great article Teri!
I had my first major asthma attack yesterday that landed me in the ER. I was very lucky to have such a nice nurse at my pulmonologist's office. I spoke to her in the morning and told her the problems I was having. When she called me back (as I was driving to a cardiologist appt no less!) I was having a lot of trouble breathing. She told me to turn my car around and go the the ER immediatly! She called the hospital ahead of time to let them know I was coming. I had three breathing treatments and was given prednisone. After it was all over, I could finally breath! Yay! I hadn't realized how bad I had gotten. I've never been that bad before. All the albuterol and prednisone made me feel like I wanted to jump out of my skin. yuck!
I called the nurse back to let her know how I was feeling and to thank her. I've got an appt to see my pulmonologist on Monday now to talk about what happened.
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