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Asthma?

Friday, August 03, 2012

I have been exercising consistently for 6 months. My body feels great but I have had a hard time breathing well and that has been the hardest thing for me. I stopped my 5k training because I was struggling for breath so badly.
So today I was swimming and sort of gasping for breath and wheezing a little and I sort of had this duh moment when I thought "maybe somethings actually wrong with me."
I just assumed that my breathing trouble was a result of being obese (maybe it is) but I looked up the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma and they all fit. So I set up an appointment with my doctor.
I don't want to have asthma, but if I do it would be nice to know and to be able to breath easier while exercising. I would love to train for a 5k. My body feels like it could handle it, my lungs have disagreed.
I will find out next Friday.
Does anyone have exercise-induced asthma? Has it affected your work outs? Did you notice a difference after you were diagnosed?
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    I have a hard time breathing, as well! I can rock an hour long Zumba class, or an hour on the elliptical, an hour of spinning... but as soon as I get on that treadmill, 5 minutes in and I'm gasping. My work out buddy always suggests I just go slower, but I'm practically walking as is. Is that an option for you? Maybe knocking the pace down a few notches, and trying to build your endurance from there? I have yet to try this myself, but it couldn't hurt, right?

    Good luck!
    3009 days ago
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