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24/10/2012 at 11:34

Hi all

I have a problem with coughing!, when I run on the treadmill, which I have now built up to 10k in an hour, I keep geting this annoying cough - any ideas why and how I can get rid of it?


24/10/2012 at 12:02

possibly exercise induced asthma?  

24/10/2012 at 12:03

could be a whole list of things, did you have a cough before running? have you recently gave up smoking? is the room where you run stuffy or have a lack of air conditioning? do you suffer from asthma?


24/10/2012 at 12:05

No I didnt have a cough before running, I gave up smoking 8 months ago

I dont suffer from asthma

24/10/2012 at 12:34
Grody, maybe your lungs are just thinking wtf are you doing to me? First you poison me with nicotine and now you expect me to work like an athletes lungs. I dare say there will get used to their new lifestyle soon and adapt.
24/10/2012 at 12:38

Does the cough originate in your lungs or your throat?  Do you have any associated wheeziness or phlegm (i.e. is it a dry or wet cough)?   Is it severe enough to stop you running or is it more of an irritation?

Have you discussed with your GP?

Its not something I've heard any other runners complaining about, so it does sound unusual.

24/10/2012 at 12:42

I think as Susses Runner says, after 25 years of smoking, my lungs arent going to be clear in 8 months!

It is a dry cough

24/10/2012 at 12:58
I read once, for I'm no expert, that it will take two years for your lungs to be completely clear.
24/10/2012 at 12:59

I think you are right

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