I too started with difficulty breathing and an occasional burning sensation in my throat back in my early 20's (now 42). I have GERD, exercise-induced asthma, allergies (mold, pollen, dust), hiatal hernia. A couple doctors have told me that they are all linked together. Once you start with one, one generally develops the rest over time.
I took Advair for several years and didn't have any difficulty with side effects, but it didn't help my EIA. I recently took Singulair but that gives me swollen glands and an upper respiratory illness, so I had to stop that. Currently, there is nothing else for me to try for exercise induced asthma. I have pretty much taken everything over the years. I just carry my albuterol and do the best I can when spinning, kickboxing, etc. Don't hesitate to give medications a try. I certainly have had success with meds for other issues, but sometimes it takes trial and error before you find the one that works for you.
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