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A 22-year-old female asked:

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

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Does not matter: 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.
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Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
Asthma: These are common symptoms in asthma exacerbations of all degrees and should prompt you to seek medical attention.
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 34 years experience
Yes: Those are suggestive of asthma.
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Dr. Linda Green
Dr. Linda Green commented
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 46 years experience
These symptoms can also occur with other problems so a doctor visit is in order.
May 8, 2013
Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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