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11/15/10 8:12 A

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The only suggestion I can think of is to try to not workout in cold, dry air (that can set off an attack). That's tough for a runner though. Other than that welcome to the team, and I hope you can workout attack-free! By the way, did your Doc suggest using the rescue inhaler before you workout? I know you don't want to rely on it, but it helped me for several weeks before I could stop using it before workouts.

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11/12/10 11:51 A

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Hi Team!
My name is Erika and I just joined this group b/c I am struggling with my exercise induced asthma and it affects my workouts. I am joining a running group at the end of this month and am concerned that I can't do it.

My asthma only comes up when my allergies flare or when I work out. I am fortunate that I am not someone that has actual asthma attacks that are serious, like my little nephew. But it's frustrating to not be able to breathe fully while trying to take care of my health by working out. It's especially ironic that I've heard of many people whose exercise induced asthma lessens when they take off weight. Aargh! :)

Anyway, I am curious what types of things others have done to help alleviate this problem. I do have an inhaler, but hate relying on it. If anyone has any tips that don't involve caffeine (I have high blood pressure and try to stay away from it), please share! I am especially interested in any herbal ideas.

Thanks all!

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