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3/28/11 6:51 A

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Welcome and glad to have you. When you do the follow up with your doctor talk to him about what you were doing as far as exercising and see what advice he has. You do not what to mess up the lungs and sure there are things you can do in moderation to help build them back up. I know with my kids exercise is their biggest problem with their asthma and have to use the inhaler before any hard exercising especially at school. Good luck and hope you get better soon.

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3/28/11 12:08 A

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When you get sick in your lungs, it can really screw up your fitness and slow you down. I lost like two weeks to a freaking sinus infection. Bronchitis will leave you in a lurch for a while.

But pushing it too hard can be disastrous.

If you really miss exercise... do something that leaves you just a little winded every day. And keep it up for a week or two. Then consider amping it up by either double time or five minutes, whichever is smaller. Don't push too hard.

And in the meantime, as long as you're over the actual infection you can start tweaking your diet.

Just have patience and faith. You will get through this. I believe in you. And if you need anything, we're here.

Edited by: NANCYDANICA at: 3/28/2011 (00:09)
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Hi, everyone! My name is Catherine. I am 21 years old, and I live in El Paso, TX.

Since living in El Paso, my allergies have been through the roof, and I haven't exactly taken care of them up until now.

This past week, I really did not take care of myself with sleep or diet. And Friday night, I ended up in the ER because I could not breathe.

When I got there, I was given a couple breathing treatment, some steroids, and a chest x-ray.

The doctor told me that my symptoms are asthmatic, which seemed really odd to me because I've never been diagnosed with asthma.

They said that I had bronchitis caused by allergies and that I need to follow up with my physician to find out about getting an asthma diagnosis. They also prescribed an inhaler, an allergy med, a cough med, and a few more days of the steroid treatment.

At this point, I was just told to take it easy until I feel better, and for now, walking from one side of the apartment to another has me winded.

It is just really discouraging to have to stop exercising for now, even if it is temporary until I feel better.

So my question is, what CAN I do? Do I just wait until I stop getting breathless, and slowly step in? I was walking 3+ miles a day, with moments of jogging or running (I've always had trouble with jogging and running leaving me out of breath and gasping for air). It is really frustrating to not be able to do that. It felt great to have my morning walk.

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