Posted 5/12/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Hara, How do you feel today? You know even though your O2 Stats can be 100% sometimes you still need a nebulizer treatment. During a bad asthma attack you can trip yourself into an Anxiety attack which makes the asthma attack appear worse. If you are blacking out, that signals lack of oxygen to the brain. It requires immediate medical attention. Do you have a pulmonologist? Also, it sounded like the vomiting of blood was due to throat irration from the coughing. I do that. You might also have GERD (aka Acid Reflux). You said your allergies are sky high, so take a trip to your allergist to find out what allergies you have and get on a preventive medication. you also sound like you need preventive medication(s) for your asthma.
You did the right thing about calling911. I have shared this story numerous of times, but I was stupid in my judgement one time. Instead of calling 911, I took a bus to the hospital, blacking out every so often. I knew a huge black out was coming as I got off the bus, I could feel it. I forced myself to get in the ER, some guy in scrubs asked me if he could help me. I gave him my inhaler and passed out. darn, he was good lookin too hehe. When I woke up this time, I was already in a wheelchair, a full team around me, vitals being taken and oxygen on. After vitals were completed They whisked me into a room where respitory was already waiting. Must been out for a few minutes for sure. Anyways, I was told that night I would of died if I came in 30minutes later and they wouldnt have been able to save me. That would of been the next bus. What I should of done was called 911.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days