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Have a difficult time breathing. Why had heartbeat increased?

I AM 16 WEEKS PREGNANT, I HAVE ASTHMA , AND I HAVE A VERY DIFFICULT TIME BREATHING ALOT!. MY ASTHMA IS NOT UNDER CONTROL AND HASN T BEEN FOR A WHILE BECAUSE I DIDN T HAVE INSURANCE. I WAS ABLE TO GET IT BY ME BEING PREGNANT. BUT I WENT TO THE DOCTOR YESTERDAY CONCERNED ABOUT MY ASTHMA BECAUSE I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE I GASPING FOR AIR. THIS IS MY FIRST PREGNANCY AND I WANT TI KNOW WHAT IS SAFE FOR ME TO TAKE. MY HEARTBEAT WAS AT 120 CONTINUED TO GO UP!. AND THE DOCTOR DIDN T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. NO EXPLANATION. NOTHING. SO I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK THERE EVER. THIS IS MY FIRST PREGNANCY AND I WANT EVERYTHING TO GO SMOOTH. SHOULD I BE WORRIED? AND WHAT IS GOING ON?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Hi
Thanks for query
Asthma in preganancy in about 1/3rd cases get deteriorated.
To acheive control of asthma is the most important issue in pregnancy because effect of uncontrolled asthma on fetus is more deleterious than the asthma medications.
As such no asthma medication is contraindicated in pregnancy.
So immediately consult a pulmonologist and get optimum treatment for asthma to control it.
Thank you.
Answered: Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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