Running with asthma...ick - AuthenticForum
 
AuthenticForum
  Register FAQ Members List Arcade Search Chat Mark Forums Read  
Register

 
 

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Feedback: (0)
Running with asthma...ick

When I go to the gym (not often lately, unfortunately, because hours are bad and I wake up too late!) I usually do the elliptical for an hour, then stretch/crunches, etc. for about 20 minutes. I would really like to start running outside though, since a lot of my friends run. And I *love* sprinting.

The only problem is that when I run outside (I was going to kill my bff when she made me run to the gym with her!) , I can't breathe very well. Most of the time, it's okay when I elliptical, but running outside kills me. Any advice?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2008, 04:48 PM
Denim God
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6,631
Feedback: (6)
It's possible that your asthma may be allergy related, and running outside in the spring months worsens it. Also, cold dry air is a trigger for exercise induced asthma, but that's unlikely in July. There are medications you can take to help relieve exercise induced asthma, but you should see a specialist about that.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2008, 05:31 PM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Feedback: (0)
Thanks! I'm on Flovent and Albuterol, but I'll talk to my doctor specifically about this next time I go.
Reply With Quote
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2008, 06:39 PM
short_round's Avatar
Denim Addict
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: land of 10,00 lakes
Posts: 1,920
Feedback: (16)
I use albuterol for my asthma and if I think I'm going to need it (i.e. running at the gym/outside) I take it before I start, that helps me but I would check with your doc to make sure it's okay for you.
__________________
Hi - I'm Jess
Be Kind to Nurses -- We Keep Doctors From Accidentally Killing You
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-03-2008, 10:01 PM
decoysteve's Avatar
Denim Lover
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 413
Feedback: (18)
^ I do the same thing. Just take one puff of my inhaler about 5 minutes before I start running and rarely have any problems. For a while I was running about 8 miles a day with no problems if I used my inhaler before but if I forgot I could barely go a mile. So start early and see if that doesn't help you out
__________________
"The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them." -Stephen King
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-04-2008, 08:34 AM
Denim Fan
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 6
Feedback: (0)
Thanks! 8 miles...that's encouraging! I talked to someone about this yesterday, and he said that actually going out and running helped him. So I think maybe I should just try it.
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
 
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70