I am trying to help you figure out what was going on. Did the doctor tell you that you had bronchial asthma? Is that what you are trying to say? When your chest was real tight and you felt like you were crashing, did you have trouble concentrating? The reason I ask this question is because when I am in real trouble with an asthma attack, I don't have the wheezing, my chest gets very tight and I can't concentrate. When the lungs aren't working, neither does the brain.
If they told you this was asthma, you need to see someone right away so you can be prepared if it should happen again. If it happens again, do not hesitate to call an ambulance. Do not wait for someone to come and get you to take you to the hospital. Let that person meet you at the hospital. If you are having an asthma attack, they can start working on you right away in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. I am speaking from experience, I almost died by doing it the wrong way.
If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. Please keep us posted.
Epilepsy, asthma, GERD, depression, hypothyroidism