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Are chest tightness, tiredness, shortness of breath, and light headedness early, mid, or late asthma attack symptoms?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

It is persistent asthma that is uncontrolled and symptomatic. Nightly awakenings are likely also. More importantly, the dose of anti-inflammatory medication must be increased, for example inhaled steroids. To be safe check with your lung doc to make nothing else is going on - although unlikely.

Answered Oct 24, 2017

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Dr. Linda Green answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

These are common symptoms in asthma exacerbations of all degrees and should prompt you to seek medical attention.

Answered Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Daniel Zanger answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Those are suggestive of asthma.

Answered May 8, 2013

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