I get this - the trouble with ventolin is that it's very short acting - you would be better off with a long acting beta agonist (LABA), or even better still a combination inhaler of LABA and an inhaled steroid. I have symbicort which works very well for me. It's best if you take it religiously twice a day, but if I forget, it still works if I take it before going out running. Ventolin doesn't work at all I find because it's effect wears off too quickly. Good luck
Well, I thought I had just posted a reply, but it seems to have disappeared!
VDOT52, I apologise for taking offence if you were genuinely trying to be helpful.
I have done three runs now and so far so good. I've taken it very slowly and stuck to 5k or less - I plan to keep doing this for the next two or three weeks before very slowly upping my distance but not my speed.
Maybe I was trying to go too fast, I don't know, but I hope the pain doesn't come back again. I guess time will tell
I haven't actually been running since I posted that, I've been ill again, plus it's been difficult to get out with mine and husband's work schedules being a bit hectic and he ran a half Marathon at the weekend (so me and the kids were on cheering on duty!), but I'm hoping to try a gentle run tomorrow. I'll let you know how I get on
Senid that's slightly unfair. I did say on again/off again runner and have had periods since 2008 of noit running for several monthsto years- I've even had a baby during that time. I've never had this problem before though.
Thanks for all the helpful advuce, it is much appreciated