Up until recently the exercise induced portion of my asthma was easily controlled provided that any exercise took place indoors and I wasn't using any steroid inhalers. I generally got on pretty well; though, probably not as well as I could have been. I had a nasty chest infection September that finally went on its way in October. I'm now very friendly with my steroid inhaler and my blue puffer. Between the asthma nurse and I, my pfs were at 580, and in December, I decided to start running (indoors premedicating). My lungs do not seem to think this is a good idea. Within five minutes of beginning to warm up my lungs feel as though they have clamped completely down, my legs have gone numb, and my brain has come up with the brilliant idea that I should keep going. I don't. I stop, use the blue puffer, and walk slowly around. The attack ends quickly but ten minutes later comes back on.
I made an appointment with the asthma nurse to address the issue, but I had another cold when the appointment came round and the regular asthma nurse wasn't in and I could rant about that appointment, but I won't.. .I'm trying to have the exercise discussion with the regular asthma nurse again next week.
I'm feeling like I'm never going to be able to get into good shape. I have lovely dreams of running. I know that you can't give me advice, but I wonder if any of you would be willing to share experiences of getting over the hump and being able run, bike, ice skate. It would help a lot.