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Controlled asthma but having shortness of breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hey there
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   lets try to make this quick ey? hah
User :   basically
User :   I'm having shortness of breath
User :   I have asthma, but it's very controlled
User :   rarely shows up
User :   over the last few days (almost a week) I've been having shortness of breath
Doctor :   ok
User :   to the point where I can't run anymore or exersize
Doctor :   ok
User :   I take allergy medicin (singulair) and I've also taken my albuterol
Doctor :   what is your age
User :   I'm still having issues
User :   18
Doctor :   how long have you been having this asthma
User :   since I was Three, but everything has been undercontrol or very very mild since I was 16
User :   maybe 13 don't remember
User :   I've been able to run and do a LOT of physical work since without taking medication
Doctor :   sometimes asthma will be induced by exercise
Doctor :   you need to take medication before exercise in such circumstances
User :   yeah, the singulair is supposed to suppress any exersized enduced asthma
User :   so that's rulled out
User :   I take it everyday
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have a feeling that it's not my asthma, more or less my allergies or maybe something else
User :   I feel like I'm getting all the air I need in my lungs, but it feels like it's not taking it all
Doctor :   that is the pathology in asthma
Doctor :   constriction of air canals with inflammation

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