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    Only these recent weeks I have been finding trouble breathing and I would be coughing and wheezing. I rang my GP today for an appointment but they said that they didn't have any available and they asked me if I wanted an emergency appointment, but I'm not sure if it is an emergency. I mean I want to get tested and stuff as soon as possible because if it's asthma then it could be dangerous for me but I'm not sure if it counts and an emergency? Please help!!!
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    (Original post by Emilialovesu2)
    Only these recent weeks I have been finding trouble breathing and I would be coughing and wheezing. I rang my GP today for an appointment but they said that they didn't have any available and they asked me if I wanted an emergency appointment, but I'm not sure if it is an emergency. I mean I want to get tested and stuff as soon as possible because if it's asthma then it could be dangerous for me but I'm not sure if it counts and an emergency? Please help!!!
    An actual asthma attack would class as an emergency but wheezing in itself wouldn't , I d suggest ringing the GP and requesting an appointment with the asthma nurse or a practice nurse if you can't see a doctor.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    An actual asthma attack would class as an emergency but wheezing in itself wouldn't , I d suggest ringing the GP and requesting an appointment with the asthma nurse or a practice nurse if you can't see a doctor.
    Could also go to your local walk-in clinic, you'll be able to see a doctor there (should be under an hour)
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    An actual asthma attack would class as an emergency but wheezing in itself wouldn't , I d suggest ringing the GP and requesting an appointment with the asthma nurse or a practice nurse if you can't see a doctor.

    I don't know whether I was having an asthma attack because I haven't been diagnosed with asthma. Do you have to have asthma to get asthma attacks?
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    Could also go to your local walk-in clinic, you'll be able to see a doctor there (should be under an hour)
    Thank you, I will do.
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    Hope u feel better soon
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    (Original post by Emilialovesu2)
    I don't know whether I was having an asthma attack because I haven't been diagnosed with asthma. Do you have to have asthma to get asthma attacks?
    Generally yes but you could have one then be diagnosed after it
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    In any instance I would go just to be safe, regardless if its an emergency or not. Its your health on the line... I'm an asthmatic myself and when you cant breathe its not healthy. your oxygen levels drop and you dont want that to happen. Do you have a ventolin pump? if not i would consider getting one and keeping it with you 24/7. I hope this helps and you feel better
 
 
 
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