Hi all. I could use your ideas.
I was diagnosed with allergy induced asthma when I was 12; my allergies were tested and seemed to be mostly foods, smoke and feathers and we got rid of the family's budgie. I was never athletic, but it didn't seem that excercise triggered me. By the time I was an adult, my symptoms were all but gone, excepting smoke. Now I'm 40 and my asthma has bothered me off and on for six years.
It seems to come on in the spring or summer, so I assumed that my symptoms are brought on by grass, trees or blossoms. I cough at home, at work, in the car and at shops around town. I wake up a few times per night coughing and need my puffer. However -- and this is the stumper -- I can run or do a swift walk outside and it makes me feel better. I run 5K once per week.
Does this sound odd to you? Shouldn't seasonal allergies be made worse by exercising outside? Do you have clues to what my allergies might be now? I'd really like to figure this out so that my symptoms and the meds I have to take can be reduced by eliminating allergens.
Thanks in advance for your ideas. I'll be going back to the doc in two weeks.
Edited by: PRAIRIEDAWNPAM at: 6/7/2009 (16:47)
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