Posted 12/28/2011 9:43 PM (GMT -7)
I used to run 3 miles and not have any asthma symptoms. That was six months back. I haven't ran since because I didn't have the time.
Yesterday, I had time to run because of winter vacation, so I ran in the rain. It was my first time doing any true running, and I started to get asthma symptoms. I had some wheezing and my throat felt a bit narrower, but I didn't have any tightness in the chest or coughing or extreme fatigue. I'm not sure if my symptoms were because of exercise induced asthma, whether they were natural reactions to running in the cold for the first time, or because I haven't ran in a while.
Today, I ran again in the cold weather. It wasn't raining today, but after my first half a mile I started to notice a bit of wheezing and slight narrowing in the throat. I was still able to run another mile and a half until I stopped (when I did stop, it was because my legs were tired, not because of my asthma). After the run, I noticed I still had some wheezing in the throat.
Given all of this in mind, do my symptoms suggest I have exercise induced asthma, or that they were natural reactions to running in the cold for the first time and not having run in a while?
- I'd like to add that as a kid, I had asthma. However, I visited the doctor a number of years ago and he tested my asthma. He said that it had died down and that I didn't need an inhaler anymore.