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?
Any comments are welcome!!
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