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Old 07-30-2008, 02:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy Is it asthma or anxiety?

I would really like to know the answer to this question so if anyone could please help me, that would be fantastic!

I do a lot of sport. I love to run around and do swimming especially play Netball. It is lessened in swimming but when I run for a long amount of time at such a high intensity, my heart pulse beats very fast and strong, my chest hurts and it feels as though i'm out of breath.

When I went to my doctor he said that I had Exercise-Induced asthma and prescribed me a puffer (Asmol). He said to do it immediately when I have an asthma attack and also to prevent it to take it 30 minutes before the game. When I did that, it seemed to get rid of my "asthma" attack in less than 10 seconds. When I calmed myself down, this also worked in the same amount of time.

What should I do and what do you think it is...asthma, anxiety or what?

Please help me!

 
Old 07-30-2008, 04:16 AM   #2
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Re: Is it asthma or anxiety?

With EIA, you can prevent having it by using the inhaler as directed (I do 2 puffs 20 minutes before cardio) or it will go away once you slow down and stop the activity.
So I don't think the fact that calming or slowing down means it's anxiety. It means since only cardio induces the response, that either method of recovery is OK. Hope that makes sense.

 
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:32 PM   #3
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Re: Is it asthma or anxiety?

So what you're saying is that you think it's still EIA? Or are you saying that it is just a common thing to be happening to me?

Thanks for your suggestion anyway!

 
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Re: Is it asthma or anxiety?

I'm saying it sounds like EIA.

 
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Re: Is it asthma or anxiety?

oh, thanks! I'll try out what you said tomorrow at my Netball game. Thanks for your help!

 
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