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2/8/10 10:55 P

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First of all, do you have insurance?

If you do, your doctor needs to refer you to a pulmonologist if you have not been seen by one. They have LOTS of great suggestions and are the experts at prescribing asthma medications. My pulmonologist told me I should not need to use my rescue inhaler more than 3 times a week, and if I did, it was a sign my meds needed adjusting. So, get in to see a specialist.

As for exercise, do what ever you can tolerate. If walking is all you can do, then walk. Use your inhaler before a workout.

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1/31/10 11:29 A

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I would agree with the others. My doctor recommended using the inhaler prior to exercising. I also use an elliptical, but I skip the intervals staying on a low resistance and focusing on endurance. I hope it works out for you!

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1/27/10 7:56 A

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Welcome! My best advice is to talk with your doctor first. Everyone with asthma have different health issues to deal with. My doctor recommended I use the inhaler prior to exercise. I have learned from experience to listen to my body/breathing. Intervals on the elliptical stress my breathing too much so I go for endurance.
Hang in there! Exercise with asthma can be done. Hope you find what works best for you!

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1/26/10 5:03 P

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I'm just going to say "Welcome". I don't really have any advice. I'll let others do that.

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1/26/10 3:46 P

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Hi, I'm 23 and have 2 lovely daughters ages 3 and 8 months. I've been having real trouble with my asthma since my bout with bronchitis while I was pregnant. My doctor said the best thing for me to do for my asthma was to lose weight. However, how can I loose weight when proper exercise is nearly impossible without an attack? I want to get out and walk like I used to, but a walk down the street can set me off.

What kinds of exercise are good for an asthmatic? What can I try? Thanks so much.

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