I was found to have an innocent heart murmur a few years ago. then, when i mentioned my trouble breathing during physical activities to my doctor he said i had exercise induced asthma. i mentioned the murmur to him and he said it was barely noticeable. i was given a prescription for singuliar to take before exercise. i have since stopped taking the medication, but I've noticed other things. i have trouble talking and walking or even going up and down the stairs. i also have a strange cough, which seems to be more pronounced after consuming dairy products. i also have a runny nose every morning. is this just asthma? or could it be something more?
Call your doctor back and describe what you said here. You are on the correct medicine for exercise induced asthma but that condition should not produce a "strange cough" or be related to dairy products. There may be allergies as well as EIA that your physician can help you with. Give her a call.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics