after having asthma all my life you would think i would no the answer to this but no i am alswys making mastakes and calling ambulances when i don't need them wasting there time and other times i don't call them and time i work out there really is somthing wrong the ambulance shout at me for waiting.
When should you get help, I have been getting more and more laboured breathing for the last couple of days always coughing and wheazing I have had two attacks tonight where i was required to use the "rescue dose" (10 puffs, i was told by a doctor) I am Ok at the moment but it never stays away for long and as each attack is getting worce i was hoping to get some advice before the next one comes along.
So my questions are
Is it all right to call an ambulance out to an asthma attack?
if so when do you call them? 10 mins in half an hour, longer?
Or should i get a cab up to the A&E? (ER, i think it's called in ameraca) I have been told so many things about this option Paramedics say it is Ok to do this but most doctors have told me never to do this just in case i stop breathing all together.
What is a reasonable peek flow? 450-500 Is my norm. it has been as low as 97 (i know that is bad) but what do i do when it is around 250 and i have diffaculty breathing? Is that then time to call for help?
Sorry about all the questions it's just i am so confused
Any advice that could be given will be a great help.