"Allergic reactions with no known cause"
About: Rockingham General Hospital / Emergency Department Rockingham General Hospital Emergency Department Cooloongup 6168
Posted by Star (as ),
It's happened more than once at different hospitals, but on this particular occasion my face was red and blotchy with a rash, my face was swollen (admittedly hard to tell if you don't know me as I have a very round face) and I was obviously struggling to breath when I talked. I went up to the admitting nurse and as soon as I said I was having an allergic reaction but didn't know what to I was asked what made me think that I was having an allergic reaction. My husband tried to answer for me but she ignored him and kept making me answer despite my lack of breath. Luckily in this particular instance I was called through to triage quickly and as soon as the doctor looked in my throat he called for resus. This lack of belief had happened on other occasions, to the point that last time I had the sort of asthma attack that I should have gone to Rockingham hospital for. But because of a previous experience that caused me to lack confidence in the service, I just took maximum of my rescue meds as I could, and hoped for the best as I just couldn't take it anymore. I now am diagnosed with a condition that causes my mast cells to act crazy so might be taken more seriously next time but I doubt it as I think the fact that I'm staying calm (if I panic it gets even harder to breath so I fight very hard to stay calm) makes them think I'm faking even though I might be terrified inside.