Hi everyone. it's been quite a while since i've posted but i have just had the worst experience of my life (and i've had some pretty bad ones). anyway, my asthma has been under control for the past couple of months and i've only had to use my rescue inhaler maybe once or twice a week. but about
two weeks ago i got what i thought was a really bad cold. for some reason my asthma went out of CRAZY. everything would cause it to flare-up.
i live on the second floor of my dorm (i'm in college) and one day by the time i was halfway up the stairs i was literally GASPING for breath (which I knew was bad b/c i'm in very good shape). i used my rescue inhaler and my nebulizer, neither of which worked. i started to panic (which made it worse) and my roommate called 911. it took them 30 mins to get to my dorm (i'm told there was a back-up). by the time they arrived i was hardly moving any air and trying not to pass out from fatigue (by this time it had been an hour since the start of the attack).
when i got to the hosp. one of the doctors gave me too much adrenaline which sent me into cardiac arrest ( i also have a heart condition). Needless to say I was in the hospital for more than a week trying to get both my asthma and heart stabalized. it turns out i had pneumonia. Im now in prednisone and a million other things.
im still really wheezy and i feel like i can't get enough sleep. i know im just need to relax but im anious that i'll have another attack. i felt like i was finally getting everything under control and now this. i know it sounds a little vain but i don't want to gain weight like i did last time i was on steroids. that's hard being in school
i just wanted to know if anyone else has had those worries after a severe attack.
thanks for letting me vent everyone