A 39-year-old female asked:
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having trouble breathing, my peak flow meter for my asthma is ranging between 150 and 200 to get a good breath i have to breathe in so deep, and hard?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER....: It sounds like you are having an acute asthma exacerbation. With this much shortness of breath, you need to get treated ASAP before it gets any worse. Asthma attacks can become life-threatening so you don't want to stay home too long. If you don't have someone to drive you, call 911. While you are waiting for 911, try using your rescue inhaler, if you haven't already. But, get to the ER NOW!!!
Answered on Jul 16, 2017
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