Hi Everyone, I'm almost 44 and I've had asthma since I was 5. It has actually gotten worse as I've gotten older. I also have the allergies to go along with it. I decided to join this team hoping to find people that know what it is like trying to exercise and not being able to breath at the same time. I never leave home without my rescue inhaler.
current weight: 178.8
Fitness Minutes: (5,630) Posts: 310 7/20/08 2:24 A
I have had asthma since I was a freshman in H.S.. Never had a lot of issues with my asthma and exersize till about 2 yrs ago.. That is also when I gained all this extra weight.. I made more excuses up why I should not go to the dr and all that other stuff.. Well I am tired of being tired all the time and no energy.. I went to the dr and I am now on a maintance inhaler and my rescue inhaler.. need to get on something for my allergies.. I can aleast workout and if I can't breath I have my inhaler.. so I look forward to losing the weigh and learning to enjoy exersize with asthma..
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I'm new to the team and thought I'd introduce myself. I was diagnosed with adult onset asthma in November. Yay, what a birthday present. I don't have any allergies, but exercise, stress and "that time of the month" all set it off. I take lots of dance classes, so I've learned to use my inhaler before stepping into a studio. It really stinks, but you learn to deal with it, I guess.
I'm glad to have found others out there who can relate.
"And those who danced were thought insane by those who refused to hear the music..."
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Fitness Minutes: (16,850) Posts: 12,783 7/1/08 11:49 A
Yes I do know what your talking about. The last time I had a severe asthma attack I had to go to the hospital for chest pains with it. I ended up in the staying overnight because the heart rate was so high they wanted a stress test done to make sure there was no heart damage. My asthma can be really severe and if I have to take prednisone then there goes my diabetes out the roof. Good luck to you and we are always here for you.
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Hey all! I just joined because I had an incident this weekend that made me realize I can use the support. I was belated in my finding out about my asthma as a young adult, and I lived it with it years before I was diagnosed. I adjusted to it without even realizing. I always assumed even until recently that I was weak and "out of shape." I quit every sport because I couldn't keep up.
I've been on allergy and preventative meds for a month or so. The point is that I actually noticed my severe symptoms for the first time when I had to go without my advair this weekend. For some reason it saddened me to see how bad my breathing situation is. Maybe some of you understand. The severity of the tightness and pain, and my feeling weak and tired scared me. Anybody relate? I've dealt with these symptoms forever, but because they were relieved for a while, I could really notice and feel their effects when I was off the advair.
I also joined because I don't feel like a lot of people around me know what it's like to barely be able to breathe or to have heart pain because your lungs can't get enough air. So I'm hoping to make some new friends to share work out struggles and challenges with while beating asthma! I look forward to meeting you all.
current weight: 157.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,357) Posts: 1,086 6/26/08 7:13 P
Hi everyone, i'm new to the group. I have severe asthma and am on prednosone daily, advair, allergy meds and theophilline (sp) and I still have problems exercising. I am also recovering from cervical cancer surgery so i am just getting back to being able to walk around. plus I have had my tubes tied because I couldn't gain anymore weight from my birthcontrol so it was the only option. I know the more weight I gain the more problems i have and I need to find a way to exercise that wont affect my asthma. I need to lose 85lb to get off the extra meds that make me gain so its a no win situation right now
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