I have started "wheezing" in the evenings...

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   Posted 1/6/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
hi all,
Something strange has started happenning to me and I don´t know if it will pass or I need to take further action.
I live iin Mexico City (which is a very high-altitude city) where it is winter and just came back from holiday in a country where it is summer and at sea-level.
I have been in Mex City for over 2 years without any breathing difficulty before.
Before my holiday I had a flu or allergy (I am not sure what it was) that lasted 2-3 weeks then it disappeared in less than 2 days when I arrived on holiday.
When I arrived back in Mex City, the first night was ok but now, since 5 days ago, I have started wheezing in the evenings but I am perfectly fine during the day. So much so that I can go for a run during the day and have done several times.
In the evening I have trouble breathing and all sorts of noises come out of my throat when I breath (I think they call it wheezing like when you have asthma).
The other thing I should mention is that I have done little vigorous exercise for the past 6 months due to a knee injury but I have still walked a lot and was able to climb some hills of medium height without problem on holiday.
Does this sound like an allergy thing? Should I just wait some more days?
My worry is that if I go to the doctor during the day they won´t see/find anything as I am fine in those hours.
Thanks in advance.

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   Posted 1/7/2011 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like it can possibly be allergy induced asthma, but I'm not a doctor. If it continues, you should definitely go see your doctor.

Just as a side note, I am in a low altitude state and when I went to a high altitude state last summer my body went nuts. In the high altitude, my nose became super stuffy and I had bloody noses (it also caused a few of my other health conditions to go crazy). When I got back home, it took nearly 2 weeks for my body to get back to normal.
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   Posted 1/7/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
have been to the wonderful city of Mexico City but it is in a bowl sort of like our fabulous New Orleans. unfortunately, these areas are prone to pollution.

if you do continue to wheeze...see a doctor...sounds like asthma to me. make sure to have air in your bedroom. air is the best for breathing.

mucho gusto

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   Posted 1/7/2011 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't delay go see your dr.or an allergist.........

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   Posted 1/7/2011 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello again,
Thank you for your replies.
Yesterday afternoon I went for a run again and I had to stop as it was very difficult to breathe.
I will be booking an appointment with a Respiratory Specialist asap.
Thanks again

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   Posted 1/7/2011 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Let us know how it goes! Good luck!

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   Posted 1/12/2011 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
hi all,
Just as an update, I went to the specialist and he told me that I had had a bad reaction to my allergy (I understand that I have an allergy to sudden changes in temperature).
The reaction was causing all of my symptoms.
Also here in mexico it is the season of allergies so he prescribed:
*an injection of something to help me sleep better the first night (to open the airways)
*some pills to take for up to 1 week to get rid of the cough I had developed
*an inhaler to use for the next 2 months while the allergy season lasts
*some pills to take for the next 2 months while the allergy season lasts
I am feeling better already and can now sleep without problems.
Thank you for the help and keep up the website.

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   Posted 1/12/2011 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a plan. Glad you're feeling better.
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