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Chlorine induced Asthma


Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Thats the diagnosis, yesterday after my water aerobics class I had breathing problems for the 2nd time in a month. So glad the doctor knew exactly what it was, it's scary when you can't breathe well and don't know what is causing it. She said the Chlorine level was probably just high enough to set me off. So now I will be using an inhaler prior to swimming in an indoor pool.

Apparently some people have asthma symptoms after regular exercising too, especially running...

Breathing better now! emoticon
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FEMISLIM 4/2/2013 8:59PM

    Hope you are feeling good. It is well with you!

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5FOOTRUNT 4/2/2013 8:56PM

    Glad you're ok. That does sound scarey. Good thing your doctor got you in to see her. Also glad hear that you were exercising . emoticon

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JOYFULGRATITUDE 4/2/2013 8:40PM

    It's good that you can still do your water aerobics, so long as you use your inhaler. I hope that works for you and that you never have to stop going to the pool. emoticon emoticon

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ANDY_54 4/2/2013 7:43PM

    I've heard of runner's asthma, esepcially in the colder months, but am not familiar with Chlorine induced asthma--good to know! Hope the inhaler nips it in the bud!

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TKLBRIDGET 4/2/2013 6:43PM

    So glad you are breathing better!


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PICKIE98 4/2/2013 5:21PM

    99% of the time my asthma is exercise induced, but when I first got asthma, it was from junior high swimming pool..

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ALMIGHTYSWEDE 4/2/2013 5:20PM

    its good you got a diagnosis quickly! i have asthma too but lucky exercising doesnt usually trigger it, i am on 4 medications a day to control it though. emoticon

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