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I've been in emerg twice since this weekend... Saturday night and yesterday evening. Saturday I was having a lot of difficulty breathing and OD'd on all my puffers trying to get it to stop. (I have a 2 yo son and going to the hospital at 2am is not what i wanted to do...). By the time I got there my asthma was clearing up but the dr put me on 5 days or 60mg prednisone and gave me ativan and cough medicine. It's a flu virus triggering it.

Anyway, it didn't get any better. I continued my symbicort 200 4x a day, tool son's ventolin every few hours (I didn't have one of my own at the time), and took the prednisone. I lasted through sunday but sunday night I had an attack that left me barely able to speaking and coughing uncontrollably I just didn't want to lug the toddler into the hospital again so I took ventolin and atrovent until I could breathe enough to sleep. Which by the way was 3 hours only because the dr gave me ativan and that's how long it knocked me up before I woke up coughing uncontrollably...

Monday I took my son to his pediatrician and go her to prescribe a nebulizer. I called my dr's office last Friday and she won't see me until Thursday!! Anyway I was out that day. Not exerting myself other tahn walking to the dr, picking up the compressor and ventolin for it... I was driving my son home and all of a sudden I couldn't breathe again. I started to feel all numb and couldn't catch my breath between coughing. I took the ventolin right away and headed straight to the hospital because I figured where I'd been getting worse and not better something else needed to be done.

I got better by the time I got there (as usual) but not really too much better. The dr gave me a prednise shot and a script for ventolin puffer and nebules and said to take them both every six hours. He said it only looks like the flu virus and not a complication of bronchitis but gave me antibiotics as a precaution...

ANYWAY... My question is this: I seem to be good for a little while here and there. My chest loosed up a lot with the prednisone shot. But I've had two attacks again today. I got to the point where I couldn't speak. Twice. And the tigger for one was talking on the phone for a few minutes. I've taken my nebulizer both times but since my asthma has never been this bad before I'm worried and don't really know what I should be doing? Is it okay to have two attacks like this in one day? Shoudl I go back to the hospital again the next attack or should I wait until thursday for my doctor? Is there anything else I could even be taking for my asthma right now? I take symicort 200 4x a day, ventolin 2 puffs every six hours as well as the nebulizer every six hours, prednisone 60mgs (third day of five), I have a cool mist humidifer hooked up in my room... I had that prednisone shot.

I'm mostly afraid because I am caring for an energetic two year old on my own. He is surprisingly understanding and when I had my attack around him he said "momm? you ok? mommy need medicine?" and when i took out a book he told me to put it back (i've lost my voice from coughing and the puffers), and when i lay down to tuck him in i started coughing again so he told me to go out and gave me a kiss. But i still need to be lifting him into his carseat to take him to daycare and walking with him or chasing him around the house when he makes messes. I just ughh.... I dunno. I always feel like I'm faking it when I go to the hospital because of the way they treat you there. (Well except the last dr, he was great and gave me the shot and everything). And it frustrates me that I called my own doctor's office and couldn't see her for almost a week even though I said it was about asthma getting bad...

What shoudl I do? Do I just wait it out? I'm taking my ventolin nebulizer more than prescribed... I need to or I can't breathe or speak or anything...





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