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Having breathing problem. Feeling irregular heartbeat. Should I go straight to a specialist?

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Well, since I return from the United States I have been having problem something catching my breath. I feel like it is beating to slow and then to fast and I have to take XXXXXXX breathe to catch it up or slow it down. Should I got see a doctor?
Posted Mon, 3 Sep 2012 in Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 33 minutes later

Thanks for the query

I need to know a little more regarding your condition in order to come to a better conclusion

1. Are you having painful breathing?
2. Are you having palpitations of the heart as well?
3. Do you feel a constant need to breathe excessively to feel less breathless?
4. Do you have asthma?
5. Please mention all the medications you are taking (if any)
6. Do you have fever? Blocked nose? Cough? Wheeze?

Please get back to me, I am awaiting your reply

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Follow-up: Having breathing problem. Feeling irregular heartbeat. Should I go straight to a specialist? 8 minutes later
1. I am not have painful brathing.
2. Yes, I am having palpitations of the heart.
3. I have been breathing deeper and slower to catch my heartbeat.
3. I don't think have asthma, but I have allergies.
4. I do not take medications.
5. No. all the above.
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 10 hours later

Thanks for replying in detail

It looks like you are suffering from acute bronchitis due to the change in environment and weather. You need to be on some antihistamine like levocetrizine and a bronchodilator like aminophylline. Please approach a pulmonologist soon without delay.

For now
1. avoid exposure to dust
2. Avoid cold food and beverages
3. Avoid sleeping with windows open

I hope I have answered your query, if you have any further ones please let me know I will be happy to get back

I wish you a speedy recovery
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