Im new here and having read a few of the posts I decided to give it a go myself... Im 20 years old and starting my 3rd year at college soon. previously Ive had mildly/moderately bad asthma mostly in response to exercise/illness despite being a keen athlete and can usually recover using ventolin (only hospitalised once before). however, recently Ive been quite ill with glandular fever and have been unable to exercise for a few months, meaning Im very unfit at the moment! having recovered I decided to start exercising again to get fit for the term ahead (Im a tennis player/runner for college). I went on a 3 mile run this morning (Perhaps a little optimistic!) and found that I struggled far more than Im used to. I was really wheezy (I rarely ever wheeze) and felt really out of breath. My lungs were really sore and it hurt so much I couldnt breathe in enough to take my ventolin, Ive never experienced that pain before. it was such a shock and I had to walk on several occasions for long periods of time, not at all what Im used to even when unfit. I struggled to make it back home and when I did had a big coughing fit when inside. however I took my peak flow soon after and it was 420 (not that low considering I can get 500 and how ill I felt) I now feel completely exhausted and am still recovering now 6 hours later.
Is this normal? I feel so embarrased and ashamed and I dont know what to do. I would really appreciate some advice/ a helping hand... despite having asthma since I was about five I realise I dont know very much about it.
thanks for listening and sorry for whingeing, I know there are plenty who are much worse off,