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Why does my heart race when I am lying down on my side? Why does my asthma act up when i'm lying down which makes me cough for a long period.

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Go see your doctor

Tell him/her what you've noted above.
Neither heart rate nor asthma should be positional. In other words, neither should respond to or be affected by your position. So best to get complete evaluation. You didn't mention taking any medications so best to confirm your asthma diagnosis including severity so that you can receive appropriate standard of care.

In brief: Go see your doctor

Tell him/her what you've noted above.
Neither heart rate nor asthma should be positional. In other words, neither should respond to or be affected by your position. So best to get complete evaluation. You didn't mention taking any medications so best to confirm your asthma diagnosis including severity so that you can receive appropriate standard of care.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Reflux

Reflux can trigger cough when lying flat especially after a fatty or large meal.
The heart racing is not easily explainable. Some lung conditions cause shortness of breath when lying on one side but not heart racing.

In brief: Reflux

Reflux can trigger cough when lying flat especially after a fatty or large meal.
The heart racing is not easily explainable. Some lung conditions cause shortness of breath when lying on one side but not heart racing.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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