I am 23 years old and have had asthma since I was two years old. I was on Theophylline my entire life until about four months ago when I was taken off this and put on Singulair. My breathing was great for about two months. Then I started experiencing shortness of breath. At first I just chalked this up to my asthma. It would come and go for a couple of weeks so I went back to my regular doctor who then prescribed Prednisone for me to reduce the inflammation. I was on that for a week and then went off of it. I felt fine for a couple days afterwards but then it seemed to come back. So I went to an asthma specialist who put me on Serevent and Flovent and also prescribed Uniphyl to see if that would reduce the inflammation. I felt fine again after going on the Uniphyl for a couple of days but now I am starting to feel the shortness of breath again and I am getting worried. I am not coughing, not wheezing like I usually do with an attack, and continue to work out on a regular basis. I just have a hard time catching my breath even going up a flight of stairs. It doesn't seem to be going away with medication. I have always had heart palpitations but they usually don't cause me to really even notice them. Could this condition be related to a heart condition or is this just a bad asthma episode?
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