I'm new to AUK having been diagnosed with exercise induced asthma just 1 week ago. What a surprise! I ran the london marathon last year and then turned 40 and since then my body has decided its just had enough.
I have to say its hit me pretty hard. At first I just noticed breathlessness when doing normal every day things, like going up the stairs. I work in the NHS and was talking to a nurse who noticed that I got breathless when talking for long periods. So a trip to my GP who said they didn't think it was asthma. My spriomertry result wasn't the usual for asthma. They gave me ventolin to try which did nothing.
I left it as I felt like a pest keep going back to the GP and then after a respiratory infection i ended up seeing a consultant who, after an exercise test, diagnosed exercise induced asthma and has put me on symbicort.
My peak flow ranges between 250 and 320 which according to the readings on here are pretty low. I'm trying to exercise gently bugt does anyone have any advice on how quickly I'm likely to see good results. I'm eager to run the next marathon for AUK. Also anyone esle diagnosed with this late on in life?
Also does this condition make you tired and irritable - or is that just me!
Any support gratefully received...