(Closed) The day I was diagnosed with asthma, I….

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

@MlleBrielle:  Probably.  Your day was better than my day, though.  The day I was diagnosed, I nearly died because I was too afraid to tell my parents I couldn’t breathe because I was worried they would take me to the doctor and I would have to get a shot.  😛

 

But seriously, good for you.  If you keep your asthma under control with meds and train well, and if you have a rescue inhaler on you on the day of the marathon just in case, you shouldn’t have any problems. 

Post # 4
Hostess
18644 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you work up to it enough, you can run a marathon.  Just don’t start running cold turkey or anything.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was an infant when I was diagnosed with it. It’s been managed throughout the years. Asthma medications have vastly improved in 30 years time. I don’t get asthma attacks as often as I used to.

Post # 7
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90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

No you are not crazy.  I have asthma, and I just ran a half marathon in October. Bring an inhaler!  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You are awesome and not crazy! I have asthma from exercise or cold weather – I always use 2 puffs before running and I’m fine and have run several half marathons and one full marathon (although your asthma could be different in nature/severity). I don’t usually carry my inhaler while running because I’ve learned I don’t need it, but my pre-run inhaler use wore out before I finished the full marathon so it’s good to keep with you just in case on longer runs than what you’ve previously done.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MlleBrielle: i have exercised induced asthma, and I dont let that stop me from doing things I like. I just make sure to bundle up if it is cold and have my inhaler. If you train properly, you will be just fine.

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