Starting to be able to jog was a HUGE deal for me. I started just trying to job a quarter mile and have just worked my way up to 1.5 miles now. I take my advair twice/day and take my rescue inhaler about 20 min before I run. It seems to help. I look forward to the day when its my legs that stop me from running and not my lungs.
current weight: 145.0
Fitness Minutes: (774) Posts: 18 1/3/11 4:19 P
I was rediagnosed last winter after about 30 years of no significant asthma. It's amazing how much better the meds are now. I have been able to run 5k's with airway restriction. If I know I'm going to be running, I will use my rescue inhaler before I go out (on top of my Advair which I use twice daily). Did your doctor talk to you about using the rescue inhaler before strenuous exercise.
Kay from Tennessee
July Minutes: 480
Fitness Minutes: (774) Posts: 18 1/3/11 2:32 P
Today I went on my first big walk since I started Advair 250/50. ( was just re-diagnosed after 17 years). I'd previously had no rescue inhaler and no other medications.)
I used to have to stop halfway and sit on a bench to catch my breath. This time I decided to walk on further than the bench with the intention of sitting on my way back. I got to the turn point where the trail ends and got a wild hair. I jogged towards the bench for about 45 seconds. When I finished I was breathing hard, sure, but I wasn't having *any* airway restriction. NONE! Not only that, but when I got to the bench I realized I didn't feel like sitting anymore.
Sure, my walk was only a little over two miles, but it was a success.
I'm so happy to have this under control. It was comforting to know that if I had an attack that the rescue inhaler was right there in my pocket.
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