I spent last night ...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Rhythm Thief, 24 Apr 2010.

  1. ... in A&E in Hereford hospital.
    We had a gig last night and I'd noticed myself becoming short of breath while loading up the gear afterwards. I thought nothing of it and drove home, getting to bed around 2.15 or so. Woke up at 4 pretty much unable to breathe. I got up, which helped, but ultimately got Ms RT to call me an ambulance. ("You're an ambulance", she said, which was a help. :becool:) Off I went to Hereford with an oxygen mask on, where they gave me a chest X ray and basically made me feel important.
    My breathing is bad again tonight, but I can't do much about it until I visit my GP on Monday and get him to prescribe me an inhaler. It's very odd because I haven't needed an inhaler for years, but I could certainly do with one now. Is anyone else struggling?
  2. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Yep, I can hardly get out of the sofa to get another beer - but I'll struggle on :becool:

    Hope things get sorted :laugh:
  3. HelenD123

    HelenD123 Veteran

    Funny you mention it as I had to use my inhaler this week which must the first time in months or maybe even more than a year. I only usually have a problem if I visit people who have cats (I'm allergic to them) and have no idea what made me short of breath this time.
  4. Kestevan

    Kestevan Last of the Summer Winos

    Worst time of the year for me.
    The asthma is triggered by pollen/hayfever, and during late April early May there are some nights when it feels like I'm drowning.

    Used my inhaler tonight for the first time in months, and it still feels like Arch's pet baby elephant is sitting on my chest.
  5. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I send my best wishes, RT.
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    Hope it soon clears up RT.
  7. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator

    Hope you're feeling better soon RT.

    Now't to do with all that volcanic ash is it? :becool:
  8. Hope you're feeling ok this morning RT- a 'no show' for the London Marathon this morning then?!
  9. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    Your not alone. My inhaler has seen more use this week than it has since xmas. Everything seems to be getting on my chest at the moment.
  10. I have heard of a few cases of quite scary shortness of breath over the last few weeks, but no idea if it is asthma related. I hope they quickly find the cause and you feel better soon RT.
  11. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Moderator

    Sorry to hear about your hospital visit ... hope you had a better night last night.

    Could it be anything to do with the late spring meaning more flowers blooming at once and/or the lack of rain to wash the pollen out away?
  12. Gerry Attrick

    Gerry Attrick Lincolnshire Mountain Rescue Consultant

    Sorry to hear that RT. Hopefully the wind and rain will soon wash the ash out of the atmosphere and you'll be back to A1 nick.
  13. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    With not being able to drive for the last four weeks my car has been sitting on the drive collecting dust, well ash to be exact, and it's quite surprising how much there is. No wonder us asthmatics are feeling it.
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Glad you're ok RT.

    I spend much of the nights awake coughing.
  15. Cheers all. I'm ok now, I went back to the hospital last night (not in an ambulance, Ms RT drove me) and I couldn't even walk slowly from the car to the entrance without stopping for a break.:ohmy: They gave me Salbutamol and a Ventolin inhaler and I left feeling like a new man. I'm still a bit short of breath but at least now it feels like the air that is getting in is actually doing something! I'm having an easy day today, might go out for a gentle potter on the bike later (since exercise seems to help).
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