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I have been having asthma attacks but today was the worst. Should I be concerned about these or not ?

Hi, I am a 16 yr old female. I have asthma, and have since I was a baby. But for the last 3 or so years it has been really well and I have had NO problems with it, my mother ( and great grandmother) both passed away at early ages from heart diseases, they were said to be asthma symptoms nothing else. My mother also had hyperthyroidism. The last few months I have been constantly tired, can t focus and do not want to, all I want to do is eat and sleep. No matter how many hours I sleep, I m tired. I have depression but have for a few years, the last two weeks i ve been having asthma attacks but today was the worst. I became dizzy my lungs felt like they were closing and I became dizzy with side and arm pains. I used an inhaler and it finally started passing after about 20 or so minutes. Should I be concerned about these or not ?
Asked On : Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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Yes , Have a complete check up with a Spirometry. You Asthma has recurred.
Answered: Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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Hi there, It most probably is a case of asthma.But hopefully you have got your investigations like a thyroid function test- TFT, pulmonary function test PFT and a base line ECG and Echocardiography done. Please do take visits to your pulmonologist's office on a regular basis, probably you even need a dose escalation of drugs you are already on
Answered: Fri, 14 Jan 2011
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