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Old 14 December 2017, 10:07
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Question Exercise induced bronchoconstriction (asthma)

Anyone suffer from this? I just heard of it yesterday from a pro motorcross athlete and his description matched some of the physiological issues I go through when I push hard on my runs or do a timed set of body weight exercises.
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Old 14 December 2017, 11:17
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Had it since I was 13..

It is not asthma in the sense you will have a random attack or just be sitting there and have an attack. You can perform at high levels as long as you hit the inhaler for some pufs prior to or during exertion.

Allergies (cats etc) extremely cold weather or lots of dust can set it off also.

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Old 14 December 2017, 12:33
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^^^^Thanks. I'll ask my cardio doc next week about it and see if he either recommends an inhaler or refers me to another doc.
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I was diagnosed with it after I punched out of service.
I went to the allergy Dr because I was starting to have some issues with my allergies and wanted to start taking allergy shots. Did the breathing test and scored great and I explained to the Dr my issues sometime while running and doing sports. He said that I had athletic asthma and the shots would not really help with that much except if I was exercising where there was something I was allergic to. He said that he could prescribe me a inhaler but once he did I most likely would not be able to go back into the service it I wanted to.
Like Sltwtr1 state above, I borrowed my girl friends inhaler before one of my long runs and boy what a difference. A few years later I ended up getting a inhaler but hardly use it.
At the time I was tested I was running 5 minute miles without the inhaler and after use with inhaler was finishing same times but was not bending over gasping for air when finished and had a little gas still in the tank.
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Old 14 December 2017, 15:51
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I have asthma an inhaler I use now that I am in the over the hill gang I don't have to use it that much, have it with me all the time.

I learned a long time ago when doing the P.T test, I would put lemon drop candy in my mouth, to suck on while running. What i learned is the sugar in the blood system helped produce oxygen (DON"T ask me how I don't know) My Doctor told me this. It worked. When I went Deer & Elk hunting Idaho Mt. I carried it all the time, get short winded I would pop one or two of the lemon drops in my mouth go up an down the MT's .

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Old 14 December 2017, 17:08
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I brought this up to a unit PA once. He advised me to keep mum.. so I did.
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Primatene or Bronkaid - as an added bonus, it will help lean you out if in a caloric deficit (Ephedrine HCL or Sulfate). Check your local Pharmacy (some freedom hating states ban all Ephedrine products).
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^^^^Thanks. I'll ask my CARDIO doc next week about it and see if he either recommends an inhaler or refers me to another doc.
Absolutely ask, as both steroid and bronchodilator inhaler ingredients may have negative cardiovascular effects and might be relatively contraindicated vs severity of your resp symptoms. Frequency of use might be an important factor to discuss.

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Old 21 December 2017, 09:25
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Primatene or Bronkaid - as an added bonus, it will help lean you out if in a caloric deficit (Ephedrine HCL or Sulfate). Check your local Pharmacy (some freedom hating states ban all Ephedrine products).
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Absolutely ask, as both steroid and bronchodilator inhaler ingredients may have negative cardiovascular effects and might be relatively contraindicated vs severity of your resp symptoms. Frequency of use might be an important factor to discuss.

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Thanks. Going to the doc today. Hopefully, I'll bring back some good information to share.
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Old 21 December 2017, 14:46
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Just got back from the doc. Explained my symptoms to him and he told me that unless I'm wheezing after four or five minutes of hard exercise (I'm not) that an inhaler is not called for. He then reviewed the nuclear stress test I took in February and the results indicate a high capacity for exercise.

So the bottom line, in my layman's opinion, is I'm just getting old and to suck it up.
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