I am 30 years old and have asthma. I am taking Ventolin, Singulair, and Advair 250/50. For the first 18 years of my life, I was on Theophylline. After I was taken off of that, it seems like I have had issues ever since. For the last few years, I have developed shortness of breath without hearing any wheezing. Here is the weird thing: when I exercise moderately, I don't struggle witih my shortness of breath. It's only doing things like going up a flight of stairs, slight hills, etc. It has gotten to the point where I feel short of breath when speaking a long sentence. When I go up a short flight of steps, my heart is racing by the time I get to the top and have to catch my breath. I had a stress test done a few months ago and everything came back fine. I also had a PFT done about 6 months ago. I don't recall the specific results, other than it said I was better in some numbers and worse in others. I do remember the nurse saying that the number that talks about lung volume was really good? I am going to see a pulmonologist at the end of this month but this has become very frustrating. The fact of having SOB during routine tasks but not having a big issue exercising doesn't make sense to me and is hard to explain to my regular dx. I am concerned that I have something else going on with my lungs besides just asthma? I have been on and off Singulair over the years...has anyone experienced SOB symptoms by going on Singulair?
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