Hey so I'm new to the community. I have had mild asthma during my adult life. Normally it causes me few problems and I only rarely need my reliever inhaler.
But recently I've noticed I've been needing to use my inhaler more often and getting wheezy fairly regularly. Last night I started getting wheezy (not sure what triggered it), used my inhaler and thought I was fine. But an hour later I cycled home and on the way my breathing was awful, it was really noisy breathing in, I felt I could hardly get enough air, and had like a pain in my chest. Then when I got home finally and used my inhaler I was really lightheaded and almost fainted when I tried to stand up. Ended up using quite a few puffs of my inhaler before things evened out.
I found the whole thing really scary, and I was on my own which didn't help. Didn't really sleep last night and am still feeling kinda shook by it today. I've seen the doctor who said my lungs sound okay and who prescribed me a preventer inhaler to use as well.
How do you guys cope with flare ups like that? I just feel stressed and a bit scared now tbh