Sport Induced Asthma...

  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 17, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    Hey. I was wandering wether anyone else suffers from sport induced asthma???....Its been a bitch for me. I been going to the gym for like over 10 years with never a problem. I joined a new gym this past year. And my doctors therory is at this gym they are constanly using too much chemincal anti bacterial stuff,they are like crazy with spraying the machines. I am already very hypo senstive of things. My old Gym was Golds, There the patrons never constanly sprayed the machines down with all these chemicals. Its like I feel like I can't breath when I'm at the gym.
    Anyone else exerpience this??....Any ideas or suggestions? I was hospialized at one point is how bad it was.

    Thanks
  • JohnDallas

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    May 17, 2008 7:57 PM GMT
    Sorry to hear your having so many problems. I experience that from time to time but for me I think it is more of a physiological thing. It happens when I push myself really hard. Then the asthma kicks in - I think as a way of my body telling me to stop. I normally manage to mentally overcome it but not always. But for you maybe it is the chemicals as you said. Maybe you need to switch to another gym.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 17, 2008 8:49 PM GMT
    JohnDallas saidSorry to hear your having so many problems. I experience that from time to time but for me I think it is more of a physiological thing. It happens when I push myself really hard. Then the asthma kicks in - I think as a way of my body telling me to stop. I normally manage to mentally overcome it but not always. But for you maybe it is the chemicals as you said. Maybe you need to switch to another gym.


    Hey thanks......I dont know, do they always apray stuff at yoiur gym also. I dont think there is any Clinical evidence that these chenicak sprays really prevent anything. I think its over kill. Its like PLeease, Stay home if your that paranoid of bacateria...lol
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    May 17, 2008 8:58 PM GMT
    Advair works great for me. I use an albuterol rescue inhaler as backup.
  • JohnDallas

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    May 17, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    Actually they do seem to clean everything except what they need to clean. They are obsessed with cleaning the free weights. I hadn't thought about the asthma having to do with that but now that you mention it I normally have that problem when doing free weights. Luckily the attacks are not major and I force myself to ignore them and press on.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    May 17, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    I've got a preventative albuterol inhaler to use 15 minutes before an activity which I expect would cause me problems. The biggest issue for me (other than cigarette smoke--God I hate being back in a state where there are smoking sections in restaurants) is dry air, and therefore also cold air. As such, I'm actually more likely to go for a run outdoors when it's rainy than when it's sunny. Forcing myself to breathe through my nose and not my mouth helps somewhat, but it's hard to keep that up once I start feeling like I should be gasping. I've also just learned by own warning signs, such as that black spots in my vision mean that I need to stop running immediately or else face a nearly complete inability to breathe in 1-2 more minutes. I admit that my exercise-induced asthma has influenced which sports I play; the start-and-stop movement of soccer and ultimate frisbee is the worst for me, sprints are easier to handle than endurance events, and sports like volleyball, softball, and tennis are the least problematic. Unfortunately, it's more of something to manage than something to overcome.
  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 18, 2008 12:11 AM GMT
    RBY71 saidAdvair works great for me. I use an albuterol rescue inhaler as backup.


    I was put on Advair inhaler & sum other steroid medication. I just never thought of Sports asthma as being so Severe & life changing. I was use to doing 40 mins of cardio, But I was not even able to do like 5 mins before I felt like i was out of breath, dizzyness, and chest pains.
    But it seems like its getting better now.....icon_biggrin.gif
  • Mikeylikesit

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    May 18, 2008 12:12 AM GMT
    JohnDallas saidActually they do seem to clean everything except what they need to clean. They are obsessed with cleaning the free weights. I hadn't thought about the asthma having to do with that but now that you mention it I normally have that problem when doing free weights. Luckily the attacks are not major and I force myself to ignore them and press on.


    I agree, I really thing its over kill with all the Cleaning of the equipment. Its insane. I'm surprised more people to stop doing it.
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    May 18, 2008 11:33 AM GMT
    Ventolin. I had a bad case in high school while jogging with CAT (Citizen Army Training) mates. We had to stop the entire platoon coz I couldn't breathe LOL.

    Triggers for me include soot, sweat drying out on my back, heat and dust, some sprays, and too much shouting/laughing. icon_razz.gif

    Though actually it's been years since my last attack.