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Been checking up with the heart and lung doc lung says only asthma. just walking down stairs i get winded bad. inhaler not helping had 6 palpitations in less than a minute today? what could it be? got a full heart work up and its clear.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Sounds like you may: be deconditioned and if you are only using a rescue inhaler - might need to look into something more regular. Please let your pulmonologist know.

Answered 11/28/2017

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Mgt: I would suggest pulmonary function testing with and without bronchodilator, reviewing your asthma triggers and an exercise challenge test. Other considerations include pulmonary embolism. Are you coughing?

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Dr. Julie Abbott answered

Specializes in Preventive Medicine

I advise continued: evaluation. If it's "only asthma" the inhalers should be having some effect. Maybe steroids/Prednisone will need to be considered. Full work up likely includes CT/MRI, exercise echocardiogram and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing. While anxiety would not be my first consideration, it has to be considered as another possibility. At your young age, a definite cause should be found/treated.

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