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Incredibly winded and racing heartbeat

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  • Incredibly winded and racing heartbeat

    Hey all, this is my first post on this site besides my introduction.
    When I visit my boyfriend at college I have to climb two flights of stairs. By the time I get to the top I have to lean against the wall or place my hands on my knees to catch my breath. Sometime I have to stop halfway up the stairs to take a break. My heart beats rapidly and I get very winded.
    My doctor told me to tell her if it gets worse, she may put me on asthma control medicine... if that doesnt work then they will do some lung tests.
    I have athletic asthma and heart conditions run on both sides of my family.
    What do you guys think about the situation? Any advice?

  • Hi there.

    For gosh sakes, don't ask us - ask your doctor!
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    • Originally posted by jen1447 View Post
      Hi there.

      For gosh sakes, don't ask us - ask your doctor!
      Hello Jen,
      I asked my doctor and she just said to let her know if it gets worse, and that she may do some lung tests.

      Today it started up again, when I was mopping the floor.

      I have an appointment December 2. But I think I should try to get in sooner?


      • KK, if you are in college yourself, you should have paid medical as part of your student fees. Go to the doctor there for quicker action. Otherwise search around for a free or low cost clinic. Do you use an inhaler?
        I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
        Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

        From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia


        • Im living at home right now but the co-pay for our doctors office is very cheap. Im going to ask my mom to take me in sooner.

          I have an inhaler for athletic asthma and I use it when I feel like an asthma attack is coming on.


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