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Mild asthma and shortness of breath - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Asthma and Allergy
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Yes
User :   I'm having some shortness of breath issues
User :   I have very mild asthma, practically non-existant
User :   and allergies
Doctor :   ok
User :   I take singulair daily
Doctor :   ok
User :   and I carry a fast acting inhaler just in case, rarely used it until the last 4 days
User :   I've been able to run, jump and do physically damanding labor before now
User :   and now I can barely run
User :   singulair helps my allergies and my asthma, include exercize induced asthma
User :   any clue?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but sometimes single drug cannot handle the asthma
Doctor :   then doctors will add another drug depending on the severity
User :   my asthma severity is very mild practically non-existant, it sometimes shows up with allergies, but I've been on singulair which pretty much rides that problem
User :   now I take my fast acting inhaler which is supposed to bring me instant relief
Doctor :   it became moderate now
Doctor :   it may go back to mild again
User :   but I end up having the same issue about 5 mins after
Doctor :   but in these period you should be supported with another drug
Doctor :   do you understand

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