i too have been wheezing after exercise. I used to have asthma as a child but have recently had the spirometry tests and i only improved 2% with salbutamol.
i have been told i amnot asthmatic and my wheezing and shortness of breath is probably allergen based.
so today before my 10k race i took my antihistamine tablet but within a few hours of stopping my wheeze and shortness of breath returned. Salbutamol clears it immediately but it returns a few hours later.
I went to ER last time as i got quite bad and my peak flow was almost non existant but they say its not asthma.
Should i revisit my GP??
John - I would get myself hold of a light blue inhaler for exercise induced asthma and give it a go and see if things improve.
Wheezing from allergy is pretty much asthma - not medical enough to be able to tell differnece even if there is one.
Hm, interesting reading all of this. I've been running for some years and have a couple of marathons under my belt but I'm what I call 'one-paced'. I plod along! I've just started some interval training and am trying to increase my pace to 7.30 min in short bursts but I got really wheezy.
The wheezy breathing even had a squeak to it. Could this be asthma. I was assuming it was lack of fitness or the fact I carry a stone in weight too much!!
Incase it is asthma, it's best to get checked over. I had extremely bad asthma as a child, but as I got older it subsided. I wouldn't worry too much, but undetected asthma can be highly dangerous, especially if you enjoy trial running away from civilization.
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