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  • Do I have asthma?

    I am a 13 yr old female who has trouble breathing in or anywhere around smoke, humid air, dust, and pollen. My allergist (I have severe allergies to dust and pollen) says it's just allergies. I went to a sweat lodge (basically a tent filled with humid air) and I couldn't breathe. It felt like someone as closing my throat and sitting on my chest. My friend had to help me out because I felt like passing out. Is this asthma? Also I have had bronchitis before and took ProAir and it felt much....
  • over 1 year ago

    Why should I take singular at night for asthma?

    On the insert it said if taking singular for allergies then take in the morning. However, if taking the medicine for asthma then take it at night. What's the difference? If it's in my body then it's in my body, right?
  • over 1 year ago

    coughing

    over 2 years I've been coughing sometimes severe. My asthma medication wasn't working,cough pills, cough drops but still coughing. Went to the doctor again still coughing. He changed my asthma medication and gave me for reflux to prevent ulcers. Now I'm not coughing or wheezing like I was.
  • over 1 year ago

    Chronic cough/breathing problems 2+ years!!! What to tell doctors to get them to run further tests? PLEASE ADVISE!!!!

    Over two years ago I started having a bad cough and breathing difficulties. I was diagnosed with bronchitis. It has NEVER gone away. I am constantly coughing. I have times worse than others. Sometimes dry/hacking, sometimes wet/productive. When I start I cannot stop. I have coughed hard enough on several occasions that my vision has become covered in white spots and then gone black, it I cannot tell if I passed out. Occasionally I have pain in my heart, feeling like my heart is a pin cushion. I have....
  • over 1 year ago

    Today I was exercising and I just had to sit down. I felt like I was going to pass out.

    My coach asked me if I had asthma, I said no. My mom has asthma, and I think I've heard it's genetic, don't quote me on that. I was breathing rather heavily but I don't want to self-diagnose. It was really scary and I may also mention that I have had this happen 3 or 4 other times. I do not have a history of heart problems either. My other coach mentioned that I looked very pale. I don't know if this has anything to do with what happened but I had terrible chest pains for about....
  • over 1 year ago

    Obstructive Restrictive and Odd Chest Pain

    Hello, I am new to having asthma. I was sick in October, then again the full month of March with bronchitis. Doc thought pneumonia but xray didn't show any. Did spirometry in April. Diagnosed with mild obstructive and restrictive lung defects. I am often wheezing inhale and exhale. Doc said it was asthma. I thought asthma was only obstructive. I use a preventive inhaler and rescue inhaler. I have lots of bronchospasms or esophageal spasms or something going on in there daily. I can't seem....
  • over 1 year ago

    PLEASE HELP

    So I'm a teenager and I play sports but I have asthma but my doctors say it's minor. I take proair (albuterol) as a rescue inhaler but it doesn't help. I can't do anything and it's causing me to make up stuff to get out of sports practice. I can't even bend down and tie my shoes without getting out of breath. I have had 3 asthma attacks in my life and I know this is serious but my mom kind of just brushes it off. What should I do??
  • over 1 year ago

    Asthma Treatment

    After struggling for many years,I have been treated by a fabulous pulmonary physician who specializes in the treatment of asthma. Sharon R. Rosenberg, MD at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has literally given me my life back. Outstanding bedside manor, expert medical management and quick access by phone and email have controlled my symptoms to the point I live life fully. Hurrah for Dr. Rosenberg at Northwestern in Chicago. Jean M. Weber
  • over 1 year ago

    Health problems. (1) HYPERTENSION)(2) ANEURYSM IN THE AORTA CHEST AT 4.2 CM at size. ANXIETY ATTACKS, BREAST CANCER, AND NOW I HAVE VERY SEVERE ASTHMA ATTACKS.

    First of all I attended schooling to become a Pharmacists, I completed only 5 yrs. That was my goal. I attended schooling in S.D. CA. I couldn't finish my schooling due to an abusive ex husband drug addict. I relocated back to my hometown GUAM.
  • over 1 year ago

    Shortness of breath

    31 y/o female, 7 months postpartum, 3rd child, SOB with normal pulse, Pulse oximetry, normal heart sounds, no wet lung sounds, persistent dry cough, since 1 month postpartum. Stress related? Heart related? Help :( family physician and pulmonologist no help. This has never been an issue before, no fam hx of asthma but I did have a greater than 20% drop on my methacoline test at the 10mg mark, I have been healthy my entire life. It's driving me crazy and making me a nervous wreck.