I'm new here so I'd like to say hi and ask for some advice
So I've had asthma for years and aged about 12 maybe 14 I was prescribed a brown (beclomethasone inhaler) which I took for years
At some point I decided I didn't need it anymore and had no symptoms for some years
March time this year I had a mad coughing fit and Took myself to out of hours who suspected it was a blood clot (because my pulse was 110+) so they sent me to a and e who couldn't fimd anything wrong with me but did confirm my pulse was pretty high
So after a few weeks it was still high (home monitoring) so I took myself to my gp who said it could be high cholesterol and tested for it but it ain't high so she refered me to a respiratory cardiologist who said she didn't think it was asthma but it could be (she also didn't think I had a heart problem despite me still being tachcardic) so she ordered a barrage of tests (ecg,chest ct,bloods, 24 hour heart monitor, spirometry, echocardiogram)
Now in the meantime I had a chest pain and phoned me gp who said phone an ambulance (I'd had this chest pain for 2 days and didn't deem it ambulance worthy)
So I took myself to a and e (the only sensible alternative to phoning an ambulance) the doctor listened to my chest and said I was having a mild asthma attack and all the issues I had been having where a symptom of uncontrolled asthma and gave me a blue inhaler (I hadn't used one for 4+ years) and told me to take it 4 times a day until i could get in to see my gp for an asthma review
The barrage of tests came back I had a clear ct (apart from fat around the liver, a symptom of being overweight and a bad diet) I also had an elevated total ige count (apparently suggesting I'm allergic to something)
and the cardiologist had recommended getting my asthma under control and recommended a course of treatment (despite telling me it wasn't an issue she actually said my lungs where clear)
So my gp said the next logical step is to add beclomethasone to the salbutamol but the cardiologist recommended forstair... I said ok let's go with the beclomethasone on its own
Which seemed to help at first and then with the onset of this crappy British weather seemed to not be quite enough a lot of the time.. so a quick 4 minute gp appointment and I as walking out with fostair (which after a week and a bit seems to be helping)
Now has anyone heard of asthma causing tachycardia?
Is there anything I should be aware of with fostair? (It seems to have only been around for a few years,despite its components being around for a long time)
Can an elevated ige (assuming for a long period of time) cause tachycardia?
Did I ignore asthma for a period of time and get away with it or was it really dormant (I don't think anyone is going to be able answer that one)?