I have a rescue inhaler, plus I boil water in a pot in inside my apartment to humidify the air. I can exercise still, as I have an extended attack of some sort of asthma. I have to hit mhaler before and sometimes after a cardio workout. I breath in the steam from the pot to even out my wheezing breath. Oh yeah: I have to have the air humidified with such cold weather unusual for California right now. When it warms up, of course, I won't use the humidifier, which if I ran it in warmer weather, this can aggravate asthma too. So humidifiers are necessary in cold, dry weather. It has been like this for two weeks, and expected to get even colder next week in Chico, CA.
Edited by: SHIMMERSPARK at: 1/2/2017 (16:32)
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Hi Chelsea, I too am in the same boat. I was told that I may have "exercise induced asthma". Otherwise, I am totally fine with day to day activities. I wheeze once in a while but very minor. When I try jogging, I can only go about an 1/8 mile and then I am out of breath and in mild pain. My heart rate is rapid. Heart issues have been ruled out so now my doctor is looking to see if it is the lungs... Good luck
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Hi Chelsea! STARGAZER25 is right, allergies can cause asthma attacks! Infact, my asthma for the last few days have been brought on my allergies. This past Saturday my family and I attened a funeral. I am very allergic to flowers and they had flowers all over the church and back at the family's home afterward the service. I am also allergic to hay and horses and the people next to the family had horses. So those things and probably a few others brought on my asthma.
So I do not understand either why your doctor blew you off! That does not seem right to me.
Hi! Thanks for the advice...I don't think I would've thought to do my inhaler before working out (when I get one). I've had one before when I was a kid but I assume the doctor will prescribe me another one.
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Hi Chelsea! Welcome back. First-let me say I'm glad you're seeing another doctor. Allergies can cause asthma attacks so I'm rather confused why she blew you off. hmm.
Do you have a rescue inhaler? I use mine about 10-15 min before I exercise. It really helps. Do some low impact and work your way up to more vigorous. Hopefully your next doctor will be more understanding about how you feel. Keep us posted!!
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Hello! My name is Chelsea, I'm 25 and this is my third time getting back on the SparkPeople train. I've been to an allergist before and talked to her about my asthma and kind of felt like she blew me off because I had some other more obvious allergy issues that needed to be addressed and I have already made an appointment to see a different doctor about this issue but I'm hoping someone with asthma can tell me if I'm just out of shape or if I have a serious asthma issue.
I've been working out, specifically cardio workouts, consistently for about 20-30 minutes a day (pretty vigorously) for three weeks now. I usually do Zumba or one of the SparkPeople Cardio routines...I've been trying a lot of new things...Tae Bo, Kickboxing ect. After about ten minutes I start to loose my air and my lungs feel like they're cracking...I taste blood sometimes (totally gross I know but I have to know if this is normal!!). The weirdest part is that I wheeze for about an hour (sometimes more) after I work out and feel the need to cough a lot. I always hydrate before, during, and after I work out. Throughout the three weeks that I've been working out (although I've been loosing weight and feeling better) the struggle to breathe has not really gotten any better. So am I just out of shape or would an inhaler help? I read somewhere that your lungs need to strengthen in order to keep up with your workout but that sounds a little off to me? Does this go away with conditioning?
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