Okay, the title itself sucks, but first thing in the morning after waking to an asthma attack? Ehn, what’d you expect. I’m not miss witty at the best of times. hehe
So as I am pretty sure you are a smart person who can figure things out, I will only state the obvious once, I woke up with an asthma attack. This is the 3 morning in as row I have woken up with a stuffy nose and clogged throat, with difficulty breathing. This morning you can throw in disorientation and sweating.
The part I hate about them happening while I sleep, is not knowing the exact trigger, could have been cat sleeping near face, duct, something from day before, or just because. I also really do NOT like waking up to them because it really is nerve wracking.
The hard part of this, is I have at least one week before I can see my doctor, as he is on holidays for a week. And once he is back, who knows how long to get in (Bad thing about a good doctor, they get busy. Preferred when he was just starting). Oh, 2 weeks isn’t bad, and right now I can get it under control fairly easy, and seldom need my rescue inhaler during the day (maybe once at night? Twice yesterday).
Didn’t have the time to get into my asthma/tests this past appointment, but at that point I had only had one attack 2 days before and it was controlled. I need an appointment that is JUST about my asthma, no thyroid things, no hemorrhoids, no colds, no aches, JUST my asthma. Need to talk about having something on hand for when it is not controlled (if it continues to happen longer than X days). According to the breathing test guy (Doctor?) these … spells? attacks? even though short lived, can be classed as severe once I get to the point where I just can’t shake that feeling I am not getting enough oxygen. And I should have something (he and I discussed the Prednisone, as that is what kicks it for me) on hand that I take on the third day.
And that’s just it. I don’t know if he means now? BEFORE it gets to be an all day thing (but I need my rescue inhaler occasionally), or if he means once it is steady all day. THAT is what I need to sit down with my doctor and figure out.
I am just glad my fall one is nothing like my spring one. Mmm also need to talk about that, prevention. AND I need to talk to family about better control of things in the house ie: Cat litters, kids rabbit, and the dust. I can NOT do any of it, and sometimes even sweeping affects me. Dust mopping isn’t as bad as a broom, but still throws stuff up.
Going to get me a mask (A really good HEPA style one) for while hubby and kid is gone for a week. Because I plan on killing ALL DUST BUNNIES, and even mopping all floors and maybe even airing the house out one last time before winter, if it stays warm enough. Yep, masks should help. And I will start SLOW the first day, make sure it doesn’t get out of control. The breathing that is, not the cleaning. LOL
I have a dust vac, but it’s old and not great. I wish I had a cordless one I could just haul out, no sweeping necessary.
Well, it’s been an hour, I seem ok. Maybe I will go back to bed now.