Hi all......New to forum and fairly new to this asthma deal :( A year and a half ago I started running. Had some issues breathing but assumed it was because I was out of shape.....Few months go by and not a lot changed. After 1 short run I couldn't stop coughing and my chest hurt so bad I knew something wasn't right. Went to docs and they say EIA....Got albuterol inhaler and it did help. Figured I still had to condition more. After several more months I went back and they put me on a new maintenance inhaler (BREO ELIPTA) His belief is I have more than EIA. The Breo Was not doing it and I had a pretty bad episode this past week when the weather was so humid and my doc switched me to advair 250.
1st...After a kinda bad attack (bad for me) is it normal for your chest to still feel tight a lot? I still don't feel like I am breathing correctly. Should i abstain from trying to run again?
2nd...If advair is going to work....should I already know after using it twice or will it take time to build up to full effect.
I feel like now that I have totally paid a lot of attention to day to day tasks that I never breathe freely. Doing small things wind me a tad. More than they should. I am 46 and not overweight at all. I feel like when I try to deep breath in it stops in my chest if that makes sense.
HELP!!! Afraid this isn't going to get any better :(
Post Edited (Lisak) : 8/22/2015 5:19:08 PM (GMT-6)