Thursday, March 28, 2013
In the past 6 months or so, whenever I go workout in a class - or even try to do a good, hard workout on my own - I can't.
I ignored it because I figured I hadn't eaten enough breakfast, or was fighting a bug, or was just out of shape. But finally I realized that something was and is definitely wrong and unnatural. I get super red. My head pounds. I feel out of breath after 10 minutes - and not just oh, I'm getting my heart rate up! But instead oh crap, I can't breathe, I need to sit down and take a break. I can hear myself gasp and I can feel that breathing doesn't feel normal.
So I went to see the occupational nurse in my work building, and she thinks it's some type of exercise-induced asthma. I need to get see my doctor to be sure, but then what? Inhaler for the rest of my life? Is there anything I can do without drugs? Does anyone else experience this? How do you deal with it?