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    Old 11-10-2016, 04:31 PM   #1
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    Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    So I have Exercise-Induced Asthma.

    I only feel satisfied when I'm either exhausted or when my muscles won't push any further. In general I don't like medication, I've always at least tried to have my body cure the disease, and at this point I almost never get sick. But Asthma is a chronic disease so there's no way around it. I've been given medication, which I have not been using, despite all the headaches, chest pain, and all around unpleasantness. But I can't reach my limits, and my thing isn't really building muscle, so I need to be able to train. A lot. I've decided it'd be best to take medication, otherwise I'm not getting anywhere.

    What I want to know is whether there are any long term usage secondary effects. I know from experience there are short term ones - I feel some chest pain while training and if I use it daily (because I have tried it in the past, when I was diagnosed), whenever I stop using it, I feel the effects of Asthma a hell of a lot more. I did it for a week and when I stopped, I found that the next day I felt breathlessness simply getting out of bed.

    So.

    If I were to use the medication that has been prescribed to me daily, how serious are or how serious can these previously described "short-term symptoms" get? Are there any long-term ones? And if so how serious are they?

    Thank you and feel free to ask for any adicional information.

     
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    Old 11-10-2016, 06:48 PM   #2
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    Which medications are you taking? You don't say so it's difficult to know how to answer.

     
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    Old 11-11-2016, 09:35 AM   #3
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    You won't exercise or push your way through having asthma. As a matter of fact, continual attacks can set you up for scarred lungs, less oxygen exchange, as well as not recognising the important symptoms in order to save your life if you're heading into a severe attack with no plan in place.

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    Old 11-12-2016, 07:48 AM   #4
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

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    You won't exercise or push your way through having asthma. As a matter of fact, continual attacks can set you up for scarred lungs, less oxygen exchange, as well as not recognising the important symptoms in order to save your life if you're heading into a severe attack with no plan in place.

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    Thank you, I didn't know that and it really changes my mentality towards this matter.


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    Which medications are you taking? You don't say so it's difficult to know how to answer.
    Hi, sorry. It's Ventilan (I believe it's called Ventolin in english) from GlaxoSmithKline.

     
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    Old 11-12-2016, 10:03 AM   #5
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    Hi....you really need to be on a a steroid inhaler that will help the inflammation down and be less reactive during exercise.

    Do you have peak flow metre device to measure output?

    Did a specialist diagnose you with asthma? And have you go through pulmonary testing and yhen a plan set in place for a maintenance and treatment plan?

    How are you during a cold?

    knowledge is important....being proactive in your care with a good doctor will have you feeling much better on many levels.

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    Old 11-12-2016, 12:00 PM   #6
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    Are you premedicating before exercise -2 puffs 60 seconds apart and 15minutes before cardio? That is the gold standard.

     
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    Hi TrisT,

    I have exercise induced asthma and my daughter was born with asthma. I would encourage you to use your asthma medication as prescribed. If you feel the asthma medication isn't helping enough then please speak to your Physician.

    Exercise induced asthma doesn't effect you only when you exercise. Exercise induced asthma is affected by anything you do such as simply getting yourself ready for the day, cleaning, ect. Literally any activity, even sex.

     
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

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    Hi....you really need to be on a a steroid inhaler that will help the inflammation down and be less reactive during exercise.

    Do you have peak flow metre device to measure output?

    Did a specialist diagnose you with asthma? And have you go through pulmonary testing and yhen a plan set in place for a maintenance and treatment plan?

    How are you during a cold?

    knowledge is important....being proactive in your care with a good doctor will have you feeling much better on many levels.

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    Hi, I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma quite a bit ago, and yes, I did go through pulmonary testing. I tested many other things aswell that could be the cause of my symptoms, which all turned out to be negative.
    I go to the doctor every few months. I believe the treatment plan was to use the inhaler a few minutes before exercise.

    I don't know what a steroid inhaler is.

    I've grown quite resistant to colds and I haven't had one in about 4 years (except for some coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose every once in a while, but that usually goes away in less than 5 hours).



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    Are you premedicating before exercise -2 puffs 60 seconds apart and 15minutes before cardio? That is the gold standard.
    My objective is to train twice a day. Usually one puff works just fine. If I did 2, that'd be 4 per day and I get the feeling that can't be good for my body. But I've been wrong many times before and I'm no expert. Though I am affraid that in the long run it might do harm.



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    Hi TrisT,

    I have exercise induced asthma and my daughter was born with asthma. I would encourage you to use your asthma medication as prescribed. If you feel the asthma medication isn't helping enough then please speak to your Physician.

    Exercise induced asthma doesn't effect you only when you exercise. Exercise induced asthma is affected by anything you do such as simply getting yourself ready for the day, cleaning, ect. Literally any activity, even sex.
    I don't believe mine is quite as strong, it only shows symptoms after a bit of cardio exercising. And I fully understand how it works, but what I need to understand is if I do the medication twice a day, can I get issues down the line?
    Like a knee injury, if you don't try, you can't get better at what you do, but if you do try, you'll most likely get better, but it'll be for nothing because you can make that injury way worse, maybe even preventing you from practicing all together.

     
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    The rescue inhaler....ventolin and ilk....ONLY deals with the restriction. NOT the inflammation or reaction that causes it.

    So...while it is mild now, should it increase in any way, learn how a steroid inhaler.....preventer....can help lessen the likelihood of scarring.

    Do your research and see a pulmonologist again for a new baseline and see if a steroid inhaler would be a good thing for you.

    Colds dont last for 5 hours, so your reaction could possibly be to something else. Another querie. Request a reading limit for a peak flow metre and use it to see how low it goes when you are coughing, wheezing or during your 5 hour episodes.

    I'm only suggesting you learn more about asthma and to take it more seriously.....as you age, changes will likely happen We do tolerate a normal....sometimes it keeps increasing becoming a new normal.
    Just be aware should changes happen and if you feel the need to use your inhaler more often.

    Stay well,
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    I agree with Quincy. As for long term use of rescue inhalers, I've had asthma for about 20 years and have been a jogger for 25 or more. I firmly believe that continuing to jog under the use of the ventolin has given me the ability to dance without pre medicating. I understand this will continue for the rest of my life -along with my daily steroid inhaler. I've had no bad side effects - only good ones!

     
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

    TrisT,

    My daughter started using Ventolin (Albuterol) when she was 18 months old via nebulizer. She is now 24 years old and I can most definitely say she does not have any long term negative problems from using Ventolin (Albuterol).

    I will again say --- Please use your Asthma medications as prescribed.

     
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    Old 11-16-2016, 02:25 PM   #12
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    Re: Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Usage

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    Originally Posted by quincy View Post
    The rescue inhaler....ventolin and ilk....ONLY deals with the restriction. NOT the inflammation or reaction that causes it.

    So...while it is mild now, should it increase in any way, learn how a steroid inhaler.....preventer....can help lessen the likelihood of scarring.

    Do your research and see a pulmonologist again for a new baseline and see if a steroid inhaler would be a good thing for you.

    Colds dont last for 5 hours, so your reaction could possibly be to something else. Another querie. Request a reading limit for a peak flow metre and use it to see how low it goes when you are coughing, wheezing or during your 5 hour episodes.

    I'm only suggesting you learn more about asthma and to take it more seriously.....as you age, changes will likely happen We do tolerate a normal....sometimes it keeps increasing becoming a new normal.
    Just be aware should changes happen and if you feel the need to use your inhaler more often.

    Stay well,
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    I agree with Quincy. As for long term use of rescue inhalers, I've had asthma for about 20 years and have been a jogger for 25 or more. I firmly believe that continuing to jog under the use of the ventolin has given me the ability to dance without pre medicating. I understand this will continue for the rest of my life -along with my daily steroid inhaler. I've had no bad side effects - only good ones!

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    TrisT,

    My daughter started using Ventolin (Albuterol) when she was 18 months old via nebulizer. She is now 24 years old and I can most definitely say she does not have any long term negative problems from using Ventolin (Albuterol).

    I will again say --- Please use your Asthma medications as prescribed.

    This has been truly helpful. I shall tread carefully, and look further into this matter :)
    On a more serious note, yet not any less true - I thank all of you, I've completely changed my mindset regarding treatment and it'll most likely greatly benefit me.

    Once again, and it doesn't seem to be enough, Thank. You..
    Hope you all have the rest of a great day. And good bye c:
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