Patient :Hi am having trouble getting to sleep as my chest is tight,cant get my breath,peak flows are no higher than 250 & advanced practitioner hasn't given me anything to prevent or relive my symptoms what can I do
Symptoms: Tight chest,short of breath, i do a peak flow i cant get it now higher yhan 250
Thanks for the query
I understand you are breathless. I can certainly help you about it.
Reduced peak flow means that you might be having bronchoconstriction. If you have inhalers with you I suggest you to use them immediately, if you have not been prescribed any then please go to the emergency department immediately as there is the risk of a respiratory arrest.
I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me
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