Asthma: How do you recover from an acute attack?

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Hello all,

I've had asthma for ages, but I had my first "real" attack 2 days ago.

5 days earlier I started coughing, being out of breath. My GP had me take my normal medicines and ventolin a bit more often. But it didn't help, it only got worse. When I phoned him back with difficulty breathing, he told me to go to A&E.

At A&E the doctors give me 3 inhalers, and my lung scan was perfect. I left with Seretide 2 times a day and 3 puffs of Ventolin 3 times a day.It's been 2 days and I still have breathing difficulties (although much less severe) and chest pains.

How do you all feel after a severe attack? Is what I'm feeling normal?

Thanks xx

Beginning of the discussion - 03/06/2020

Asthma: How do you recover from an acute attack?

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@carolineF Hello carolineF, thank you for opening this discussion. I'm sorry you went through that, that must have been frightening! Let me tag some members who can share their advice or experience with you.

Hello all, how are you today? What do you do after you have a severe attack? How do you feel? Is there anything you do to feel better? Feel free to share you experiences or advice with us here!
@johnkirkley@Vickye31@ClaireSpeight@Rovket223@Kim100@NinaBee@Lynds73@lezley7@Jecmdlcm1210@Minniescott@Irvine@babymanic71@Deb13162@Maxine54@2brothers@Kathoger@miczik@Atropa‍ 

Take care,
Courtney