As a baby I grunted in my sleep and was hospitalized often for my breathing difficulties. I was tested for cystic fibrosis which was negative Thank God. I was on theophylline until about my teen age years when I developed chronic gastritis and went off the theophylline. My chest heavyness and short of breath is bad at this time of year. But I never have bad peak flows and dont wheeze. I have tested positive to a low dose of methocholine. I use combivent prn. The other day my uvula was swollen and throat was red and irritated with white pimples I felt like I couldn't swallow, talk, and felt like I was drooling I went to the doctor he gave me prednisone and changed my allergy medicine I have a dry cough and sometimes it is moist I have increased shortness of breath and chest heavyness are these symtoms only indicative of asthma? why is that I never wheeze and my peak flows are always normal?
The methacoline challenge test is pretty accurate for diagnosing asthma. I have pretty bad asthma and I have never wheezed. You don't necessarly have to wheeze to have asthma. Sometimes I cough, but usually not. I usually get real hot and dizzy. Then I get really thursty and it just starts feeling like I can't get enough air. There are many different symptoms of asthma and some people have them all and others only have one or two. If you are unsure I would take my test results and get another pulmanologist to look at them and give you a second opinion. I hope you find out for sure and if it is asthma get on some medicine to keep from having attacks.
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