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
October Minutes: 0
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.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.