Hello my name is Tobias and im 31 years old.
Lately i have been going through the toughest week of my life. I have had asthma attacks every night for 1 whole week now.. been to the hospital twice becouse of gasping for air and panicking at the same time.
After having a pretty bad cold i started getting really bad asthma attacks. I cant sleep at all and my medicin doesnt seem to work.. have to sit up to be able to breath at night sometimes gasping for air.
i have never had major issuses with my asthma before and i have had astmha for 25 years. I can add that i exercise alot always have
The medicine i use is bricanyl + pulmicort. It has worked fine for me up til now. Im suspecting that most of my inhaled dose is getting stuck in the back of my throat in mocus.. after a few days my throat got really soar so i checked with a flashlight into my mouth after i inhaled and i could see the dose stuck in the back of my throat in sticky mocus. I try to gurgle with water but it wont come out. Is there any other way than gurgle with water to get it out? Worse part is that it feels like its starting to add up more medicin in my throat.
Do you guys think its possible my whole dose gets stuck there and thats the reason my asthma attacks wont stop? Do i need to change medication?
Do i need to use extra doses bricanyl before to really open up the airways for the pulmicort maybe? Or maybe i need to tilt my head straight up so the inhalation can go straight down my throat?
Please help if you have any solution.. by the way i can add that the doctor just subscribed me montelukast. Hoperfully that will help. Do you know how long it takes to start working?
/best regards Tobias