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Think I have asthma

Cyrus Avatar
8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
I have got out of breath quick when i exercise etc. I thought I was just very unhealthy, no stamina and all that. I am not massively fat but am not healthy either.I have just come to realise I think I actually have asthma.

I need to get fit but do not want to take medication for asthma (inhaler etc). I am sure man of you have asthma on here ... how do you overcome a tight chest, short breaths when excercising ? Are there any breathing techniques or other natural ways to relive myself when excercising.

Any advice appreciated.

thanks
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I've got mild asthma but refuse to take the inhaler, i hate putting drugs into my body. Anyway what i do when (if ever) i exercise is just do long deep short breaths, and im lucky that controls it. Saying that some people have it really bad and that NEEDS medication. Good luck.
#2
Do you cough alot at night, or get very wheezy particularly when you have a cold or are around dust etc?
#3
If i forget my inhaler when i get tight chested i sometimes bend right over to allow all your tubes to be open and sometimes trying to "cough it away" can help me but not always!
I really suggest you get checked out because it is really horrible if you can't relieve your breathlessness! Even if you just have inhalers on stand by!!
I have medium ish asthma ( and i Flipping hate it!)
#4
I have asthma its not so bad now a days dusty places are worse for me but i allways have an inhaler on hand as there is nothing worse then not being able to breath i only use it if i need it i recomend you do the same
#5
You should go to the asthma clinic,usually your GP surgery as them and see what they say about it.
They will check your peak flow in meter and whatever else they do.
My partner has it,and Cerys has it but can go mths without using an inhaler,she isn't bad enough to have preventer inhalers and other meds though. She usually bad in Winter and a cough usually turns to a chest infection,which in turn cam make her asthma bad.
My partner isn't usually too bad,usually only if he got a chest infection ( usually caused if he uses Underground for a few days in a row - happens everytime if using frequently, so not coincidence ) or after running.
#6
snootin
I have asthma its not so bad now a days dusty places are worse for me but i allways have an inhaler on hand as there is nothing worse then not being able to breath i only use it if i need it i recomend you do the same


That's pretty much the same as me. Used to have it really bad when I was younger (and used to really depend on my inhaler sometimes:oops:) but have probably only used it once or twice in about five/six years now.
#7
Go to a doctor for a proper diagnosis. And if you do have asthma you should take the medication. Uncontrolled asthma can be a lot more dangerous than people think and there are long term complications from asthma that are best avoided. latest treatments for Asthma are amazing compared to what I grew up with.
#8
emmad;2237406
Do you cough alot at night, or get very wheezy particularly when you have a cold or are around dust etc?


never at night (not that ive noticed). I only have problems at night because of hay fever (sore throat, runny nose). not in cold either, dust yes but i have a feling my hay fever triggers the asthma at times.

jellybaby22;2237433
you should go and see your gp, asthma left undiagnosed isnt good. my daughter has asthma....if she gets out of breath she has to take her inhaler...the consequences of not doing so would be serious.....for her obviously,,but you should get it checked out.


i think ill need to see the gp for bing on the safe side. I ran for the train once (it was a lot of running and going up escaltors) and was totall out of breath. couldnt breathe properly all the way back home (40 mins) and thought i was about to faint at times.

Thanks to every one for their very kind input so far ...
#9
You need to see a doctor to be on the safe side...

A mate of mine once thought he had asthma and used it as an excuse to be unfit...

He was just as you have described...

He had Tuberculosis...
#10
Hayfever and asthma are linked, so if you have 1 you are more likely to have the other (although a lot of people will only have one) eczema is also linked to them both, the three go together

Definitely get it checked out, doesnt mean you will end up taking medication all of the time, just means you should carry an inhaler with you just incase it ever gets worse
#11
Well i have asthma, am very unhealthy as i eat alot of junk food etc but I dont get a tight chest when exercising simply because I use a prevention inhaler which you basically use once a day and throughout the day you will (in most cases) not get asthma as it keeps your airpassage open. Its different from the normal inhalers that are used to help you breathe there and then when taken e.g. when having an asthma attack. Go to the docter as they will prescribe you a prevention inhaler and it will reduce or even stop the need for an inhaler to be used during your day.

If you have any more questions then just post up.
banned#12
or other natural ways to relive myself when excercising

remember before anyone responds to this, it is a family site!

OP what makes you think you have asthma , you might just be rather unfit lol

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