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I went for a jog last night and managed to run almost a mile in 9 minutes which is the best I've ever managed. Afterwards my lungs were bursting and I developed a slight cough. This morning I still have the cough which is driving me nuts, is this normal and will it get better as I get fitter?
 

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No ideas anyone then? I still have the cough and now my throat is getting sore. Bummer!
 

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I'm not sure really. But if your throat is getting worse now, it could be the start of an infection. Or do you suffer from Hay Fever?
 

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No I dont suffer from hay fever, it's wierd that I get this cough after a long (for me!) jog last night and until then have been ok. Better not be tonsilitis again, I went through hell with that 2 years ago
 

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Such a sod as I really fancy going out again tonight for a slow trot. Part of me thinks it may be that I'm not drinking enough water? I was terrible last week waiting until I was really thirsty before dragging myself away from my desk to get a top up. Could it be down to dehydration?
 

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Yeah I will. The more I think about the more logical it seems. I'll let you know how I get on! :cool:
 

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Such a sod as I really fancy going out again tonight for a slow trot. Part of me thinks it may be that I'm not drinking enough water? I was terrible last week waiting until I was really thirsty before dragging myself away from my desk to get a top up. Could it be down to dehydration?
It might just be coincidental and be the start of a cold.
Since I've been running regularly, I've not had one single cold or been ill in any way other than a tummy bug (but I guess anyone can pick those up with four kids in the house:( ), so keep up with the running, it wont do you any harm.
 

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Hello,
do you think you might have very mild asthma - how is your breathing when you run? do you get slightly short of breath or struggle to get a lung full until midway through your run? I only ask because one of the things I remember before I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma (only happens a couple of miles into my run), was sitting in the garage coughing uncontrollably for ages after my runs. Perhaps the sore throat is from coughing too.
 

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I hadnt thought of asthma, could be I'll get it checked out. I was still coughing this morning and I was absolutely knackered, so much so that I really struggled through a driving lesson and had to go back to bed after for a couple of hours. I feel fine now after some rest and the cough has gone. My boyfriend thinks I overdid it the last couple of days and pushed myself too hard. I think I should take it a bit slower from now on.
 

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wierd...

i admit, i suffered from asthma as a kid... stopped when i was about 14 - im now 21, and ive not been diagnosed with asthma since that time, and assessed and been told its gone... classed as 'dormant' on the medical sheet for 'just in case' purposes.. and ive never suffered from coughing sinse, unless its a chest cold and thats not asthma thats playing up...

I go for jogs, just this second come off one, just over 2 miles in 18minutes.. which is what you ran in the same time ratio... i taste blood in my mouth and have a little bit of a tickly throat, and am coughing. its not effecting me, but its there.

I never worry about it, and havnt, and ive been jogging for 4 years.. on n off, but motivatingly fit. It should go, if its over 2 days... then check with the doc... but generally.. i cough too with no worrying effects
 

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Hi Lizzie
Have things improved? Did you find out anymore about the possibility of Asthma? I am int he process of having various tests for Asthma as it occurred to me a couple of weeks ago that the reason I always struggle SO hard to run any distance at all, could be due to Asthma (various other symptoms that I had not really thought of previously contribute to this possibility).
Would be interested to hear how you are getting on.
 

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As said before it could possibly be asthma or hayfever, my son had asthma for about 10 years and his only symptoms was a cough although when bad he would eventally be sick. But he was always worse during the tree pollen season.
 

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I used to have a tickly cough at night or in hot stuffy rooms and it was always a hoarse sounding cough. When I started running it got worse and after I run I would sound like I had a sore throat. I also felt like I was being strangled, so I went to the docs and was diagnosed with excercise induced asthma (although the nurse said that they can't actually tell me I have that rather than full blown asthma). I now use a brown inhaler every morning and night and a blue one when I run and I don't get the cough anymore.

Altna, have you been given any inhalers? Are they making any difference? I also think that the more you run the more your lungs get used to it and the less I feel I need my inhalers, but it is a slow process to build up the lungs to cope.
 

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I used to have a tickly cough at night or in hot stuffy rooms and it was always a hoarse sounding cough. When I started running it got worse and after I run I would sound like I had a sore throat. I also felt like I was being strangled, so I went to the docs and was diagnosed with excercise induced asthma (although the nurse said that they can't actually tell me I have that rather than full blown asthma). I now use a brown inhaler every morning and night and a blue one when I run and I don't get the cough anymore.

Altna, have you been given any inhalers? Are they making any difference? I also think that the more you run the more your lungs get used to it and the less I feel I need my inhalers, but it is a slow process to build up the lungs to cope.
Hi Laurad
Went back to the doctor again today. She has now given me the brown inhaler to use, along with the green one. Had various blood tests (waiting for results still), an ECG and I am to have a chest x-ray - certainly cannot complain she is not checking everything out!
Only since I noticed a bit of a weezy breath when struggling to run (normal!) that I began to wonder whether it was asthma related. I have always struggled walking up hills etc and over the past three years since taking up jogging, have REALLY struggled to make any real progress in my running. Some times seemed to be making progress and then would go right back to the beginning - just complete lack of energy. Recently this has become a major problem, hence the trip to the doctors. Certainly, (now I am aware that I could have a problem) I am noticing just how shallow my breath is a lot of the time and how tired I get - and there's that annoying little cough that I barely notice as it is so normal for me ...Will be very interested to see if the inhaler helps. Got everything crossed that it does - maybe if I know that I have a reason for making so little progress I won't feel such a failure... :(
 

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Hi all, I've had a cough after running for about 2 years, I compete in marathons and some shorter runs, I tried many different doctors, specialists, to no avail.
Tried inhalers, lung xray nothing seemed to work then I was put onto pure organic MSM which I been using for about 3 weeks and the cough has gone and my recovery time after running has decreased, it has helped my knees as well(I'm in my 50's) .

Here's a link to make your own mind up.

Hope this helps as it drove me crazy when I come back from a training run and cough a lung up!

Code:
http://www.naturodoc.com/sulfurstudy.htm
 

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Hi all, I've had a cough after running for about 2 years, I compete in marathons and some shorter runs, I tried many different doctors, specialists, to no avail.
Tried inhalers, lung xray nothing seemed to work then I was put onto pure organic MSM which I been using for about 3 weeks and the cough has gone and my recovery time after running has decreased, it has helped my knees as well(I'm in my 50's) .

Here's a link to make your own mind up.

Hope this helps as it drove me crazy when I come back from a training run and cough a lung up!

Code:
http://www.naturodoc.com/sulfurstudy.htm
Hmmmm, this article made my bullsh!t-detector vibrate wildly. Anything that claims to cure cancer is automatically suspect in my book, so I did some investigation.

If people really want to make their own minds up, they might like to read this article, for balance.

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)

If you don't fancy wading through the detail, here's the summary:

No published research studies link MSM to any of the health claims made by its marketers. Sulfur needed in human metabolism comes from dietary protein. MSM supplements probably make little or no contribution to the body's sulfur requirements. Thus there is no good reason to use MSM supplements
 
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