exercise induced asthma

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    Apr 17, 2016 3:17 PM GMT
    Does anyone here suffer from exercise induced asthma? If so, any tips you can share to improve my jogging? I use to be able to jog distances but my asthma has gotten worse and now I struggle to get in just 2-3 miles.

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    Apr 17, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
    i thought i created this under one of the fitness forums. My apologies for the misplacement.
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    Apr 18, 2016 3:48 AM GMT
    Indoor swimming helps me.
  • antd88

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    Apr 18, 2016 9:38 AM GMT
    I don't have exercise induced asthma, but I do work as in asthma research as a respiratory physiologist. You may need a medication review, what do you currently take?
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    Apr 18, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
    Do you also have acid reflux? I ask because your symptoms sound like what I had. Once I got my reflux under control, I barely need to hit the pump. I used quvar as well, which was very old school but seemed to help prevent the wheezing a lot.
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    Apr 18, 2016 11:48 PM GMT
    U should prob be on Advair....or like some kind of maintenance med for your asthma so u dont need to go for your rescue inhaler after a work out?... Ever hear of SingulAir? It's a pill one takes once a day and controld asthma sympthoms pretty damn good. I run for miles and miles no problems.
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    Apr 19, 2016 2:00 AM GMT
    I have exercise induced asthma. I'm also a marathon runner and a long distance cyclist.
    I take 2X Ventolin HFA Inhaler shots before I workout during non-peak training. Usually only need 1X once I'm up to peak conditioning.
    Without it, I can't run a mile and that's the way it is.
    I'm not sure what your Rx is like there, but in Canada the generic is ~$12-15 -- relatively cheap and effective.
    Hope that helps.

  • musclmed

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    Apr 20, 2016 2:41 AM GMT
    Import saidU should prob be on Advair....or like some kind of maintenance med for your asthma so u dont need to go for your rescue inhaler after a work out?... Ever hear of SingulAir? It's a pill one takes once a day and controld asthma sympthoms pretty damn good. I run for miles and miles no problems.


    Short acting Beta agonist like albuterol or Xopenex ( even better) are better choices for exercise induced asthma.

    Singulair has its approval for it, practically it seems to always need to have an inhaler onboard.

    Long acting drugs such as advair have long term increase risk of death.
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    Apr 20, 2016 4:42 AM GMT
    antd88 saidI don't have exercise induced asthma, but I do work as in asthma research as a respiratory physiologist. You may need a medication review, what do you currently take?


    I currently take montelukast (which is a singulair generic) and asmanex. From time to time my doctor would put in on levocetirizine. I carry around pro-air as my rescue inhaler (I refuse to jog without this in my pocket).
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    Apr 20, 2016 4:44 AM GMT
    LaxJock73 saidI have exercise induced asthma. I'm also a marathon runner and a long distance cyclist.
    I take 2X Ventolin HFA Inhaler shots before I workout during non-peak training. Usually only need 1X once I'm up to peak conditioning.
    Without it, I can't run a mile and that's the way it is.
    I'm not sure what your Rx is like there, but in Canada the generic is ~$12-15 -- relatively cheap and effective.
    Hope that helps.



    wow... you are my hero. I would love to run distances but this has always been my problem.

    Will inquire about Ventolin.
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    Apr 22, 2016 4:12 AM GMT
    Albuterol is the same as Ventolin, same as Proair. From your answer you already have this drug in Proair.

    Xopenex is the more pure version of Albuterol and sometimes works better.