Hi all, I am not new to HW but new to the asthma forum. I have had asthma for 9 years and only had to go to ER 2x for it and then after neb treatment and steroids was ok. On September 12th while traveling home from the EAST coast to midwest I ended up having an attack that sent me to the ER 800 miles from home in TN Pigeon Forge area. I spent 9 hours in ER with them trying to get it under control before they admitted me. I ended up staying until the 17th and the doc was reluctant to let me leave but the insurance pushed him. We both knew that 2 hours after a treatment I would have problems with breathing if I moved at all. He got me a portable nebulizer as I didn't even have any nebulizer before that as my pro air had always worked in the past. I had to take treatments every 4 hours all the way home and in between I would do the pro air. I saw my lung doc today and he wrote out a prescription for a nebulizer machine for me per my insurances request as they never want me with out one again. I have never had such a scary experience before. I am afraid to leave my home for longer than 2 hours after treatment as I know what is coming. I go back to work tomorrow and am really scared I'm going to have problems. Any triggers I come in contact with will send me into acute distress. I am not looking forward to dealing with that. I'm also worried because my doc lowered my steroids by 20mg for tomorrow and between those and the neb treatments they have kept me breathing. Any ideas on how to deal with all these new fears in my life? I already had enough things to deal with without my asthma getting this bad. I just want my life back the way it was. Barb
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