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Can indigestion/acid reflux cause chest tightness & feeling like I cant take a deep breath? Peak flow normal not DX w asthma had normal EKG/stethoscop

Very much so. I can tell you from both a professional and personal standpoint that acid reflux can be and is responsible for chest tightness, a sensation that a satisfying breath cannot be taken and is a very under diagnosed cause of cough and even sinus disease. It is very commonly mistaken for a heart attack or asthma and can significantly interfere with sleep and voice quality if acid hits vocal cords. Read more...

Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Sob. I notice you had an echocardiogram. Do you have a cardiac problem? If so, your shortness of breath, tight chest and wheezing may be cardiac in origin.See your crdiologist for further evaluation. Otherwise, your doctor's diagnosis apperas to be correct. Read more...

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

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

I was around a lot of smoke sat night. Today I have no voice, tight chest, and get short of breath easily should I be seen at er. I'm asthmatic.?

Asthma. The shortness of breath and tight chest has me worried that you can be having an asthma attack. You should get checked out, whether in an ER setting or clinic. Feel better!! Read more...
Yes!! Second hand smoke in the short term can trigger an asthma attack, and I think this is what's going on. You need treatment in an ED - steroids, inhalers and such. Read more...
Avoid smoke. Your regular doctor can take care of this. In the mean time use your inhalents according to the instructions and call the office to be seen for possible allergies, infection and asthma. Drink plenty of fluids, gargle with listerine, take the over the counter allergy and congestion meds if you are also having those symptoms and make sure you are taking your singulair (montelukast) if previously prescribed. Read more...