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A 32-year-old male asked:

seen heart,lung,ent,hemat/asthma doc bunch tests only thing found was + meth challenge airway disease. on advair and prtnx for reflux. 7mths still have lump feeling in throat and don't get pounding heart feeling beat gos faster. diff breathin pattern?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See GI doc: I suspect that your reflux is likely the cause for your throat sensation and Prtnx may not be enough to control it. The fast heart beat is likely from the long acting bronchodilator in Advair. With just mild asthma (detected by methacholine challenge only), it is debatable whether you need to take Advair. Consider stopping it . Consider getting checked for vocal cord dysfunction as well.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I agree that further assessment is needed. Pulmonary function testing and the asthma control test may help your physician to determine whether Advair is advisable. Avoid any triggers of allergic or pulmonary symptoms.

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