I find that the fatigue hits almost immediately after the attack, while the depression and despair hit during the attack.
In the ER today, I could feel the despair/ helplessness/hopelessness hit like a wave, and had to fight mentally to overcome it and stay calm. My attack took place out of town, and I had to walk 15 minutes to the ER, as I couldn’t talk on the phone (in my hand!!) nor would anyone respond to my attempts to flag down help. I truly didn’t think I would make it–inhaler didn’t even make a dent.
Someone said they don't prescribe Advair in the us anymore. Not true. My dr. Prescribed that for me today but with insurance cost just under $400!!! I don't understand how they get away with this! Needless to say I couldn't afford that much money. I was told there was not a generic for this. My previous Dr. Prescribed albeuterol but didn't work well. He dr today said he wanted to try a different kind of inhaler hense the advair script. Does anyone know of an inhaler that works like advair and doesn't cost as much as my health insurance costs monthly?