I was diagnoised with asthma 2 years ago. After also being treated for acid reflux (due to stomach ulcers), it completely went away for over a year. The tightness is chest, wheezing, short of breath & rapid breathing &heart rate slowy began to return. When I raise my arms in the morning to dry my hair, etc. my breathing becomes rapid and difficult. Sometimes I have to stop and rest. Also, sometimes when I turn a certain way, or bend over, symtoms suddenly occur. Is this caused from asthma or another illness? I am a 54 year old woman in other wise good health. I walk every evening, practice simple yoga, and do not smoke, I am not overweight, and my blood pressure is excellant. I never had an asthma problem until the last few years.