Welcome to the team. I have only had asthma for three years and it has taken me a long time to understand it and learn what works for me. Give yourself time. I had to quit exercising outside and now exercise indoors at a local gym. It is a bummer to have to take all the medicine but if you were off for so long perhaps you won't have to take any after a while. Be sure you do exactly as they say for now. We are all hear for you. Hang in there.
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to the team. You are not alone we all struggle with these same or similar issues. I had asthma as a child and young adult but it had pretty much gone away or so I thought. Now it is back but I have just startes on singulair in May and it has helped me a lot. I was using the resuce in haler several times a day and now I have used it probably three times total since then. It has gotten a little worse but no terrible now that the humidity and temps are high. Praise God for air conditioning!! Just remember you are not alone. If you can tolerate walking then check out some walking videos that you can do right in your own home-in the AC-woo hoo. There are some on the site I think and then there are Leslie Sansone (?sp of last name) tapes available too. You could check those out and at least get some variety in your routine.
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Hi and welcome to the team. I have had asthma since I was 12, but had some years in my 20's and 30's that I seemed okay. Then it would flare up, then I'd go again for years without....I have learned to live with it and there are times that I can exercise quite strenuously and times when I can't. We are all here for each other.
I had asthma when I was younger, but I thought I'd outgrown it. Then an allergic reaction to something on a trip triggered my asthma, and even after I got back home...well, looks like my asthma's back. For the first time in almost ten years I have to use an inhaler.
For while I was pretty upset, and I totally stopped exercising - I was used to jogging a couple of miles a day, and now even with the inhaler I can't even get half a mile without slowing to a walk. So I just gave up - and of course, I gained weight.
Well, I'm sick of the fat settling around my middle, and I'm sick of letting asthma be the reason I can't work out. It make take longer than it used to - and I may have to walk where I used to run - but I am glad I'm not the only one dealing with this. That alone makes me feel so much better, and knowing that all of you can manage makes me believe that just maybe, I can too. :)
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