Re: exercising - Asthma or something else?
I've had asthma for most of my life now. However, it has been worse as I've gotten older. Something I found out recently is that heartburn is actually a trigger for the asthma. I took some acid reducer pills for a month and that seemed to help out some. I don't take any other medication than albuteral tablets, and only when I need to. I do however, drink Joggin in a Jug, which I prepare myself. Joggin in a Jug is a mixture of apple juice, grape juice, apple cider vinegar and local honey. I can provide the recipe if anyone is interested. I find that they key to living with asthma is exercise, my joggin in a jug and just treating an attack when it occurs. I walk 3 miles, 3 times a week and I also jog 3 miles, 3 times a week. Of course, depending on the frequency of the attacks, I have had to give in to long term treatment like clarinex and singular. However, those two meds, although effective, caused me to experience anxiety, sleep apnea and high anxiety, not to mention bizzare nightmares. I've been off the clarinex and singular for about a year now and feel so much better.