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i wasn't really sure where to post this but need a bit of advice. i am new to running althuogh i use to run for my school when i was younger. last year i was diagnosed with asthma. when i run my chest really hurts. i take both my asthma pumps brown twice a day and the blue when i need it. i get to a point where my lungs give up and then i can't go any further. my legs probably could. after finishing a run it takes me ages to recover. when i say recover i mean my chest to feel less sore.

is it just that i am unfit or is it the asthma that makes my chest hurt?
 

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it sounds to me as if you haven't got your asthma controlled. You should go back to the GP or asthma clinic...wherever is appropriate and tell them your symptoms.

I have asthma and it took a long time before they got my meds right, now I'm on a brown and green inhaler both twice a day, and I now don't suffer any symptoms when running. Everyone is different and what's right for one asthma sufferer may not be right for another... you must get it checked, it's a serious matter

Let us know how you get on :)
 

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i saw my gp today. she bascialy said that i need to keep takeing my asthma pumps and bascailly run thuogh the pian. she said that it wonet hurt as much when i get use to running. so i guess i jsut hvae to see waht happens.
 

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Well I would monitor the situation if I were you....and if need be see a consultant privately. GPs don't get it right all the time....see various rants re NHS ....and my thread re SWMBO and her initial misdiagnosis
 

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Sarah, do you take your inhaler before you run or do you wait until the symptoms kick in before using the inhaler? I have mild asthma, it's nothing like as severe as yours from what you've said but I always take 2-3 puffs whilst I'm warming up or lacing my shoes up. Do you do this as well? I do have sympathy - it was the worst thing before the doc told me I had asthma. I would, as the others have said, get your asthma meds re-checked again though. Lots of people still run with few symptoms once they've got the right treatment.
 

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i did some trianing on a traedmill in the gym today. had a few puffs this monring as my chest was raelly bad. i thnik it is worse as my hayfever has been bad latey. i am giong to see some one in my gym on friday to have a goal seting session. i am hopeing thta thye can give me some advice as to my asthma. i will see how thnigs go for the next few weeks of running and thne see another gp if i need to. acctauly i thnik it was bad as my gym didnet know i was asthmatic even thuogh i told thme and thta i hvae prediabetes and am on medication for it.

i thnik i may contact the asthma uk help line and see if thye can give me any advice so i can go back to my gp.

thnaks
 
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