The symptoms of asthma can vary in severity and progress over a period of hours or days, after being exposed to triggers. Symptoms inlcude wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, chest tightness or pain, rapid heart rate, and sweating.
One of the most difficult decisions to make as an asthmatic is this: "When should I call my doctor?" Or, "At what point in the progression of asthma symptoms do I decide to go to the ER?" Obviously if asthma hits hard and fast the answer is easy: "You GO RIGHT TO THE ER NOW!" In fact, you may even be justified calling an…