Hey guys, I joined the forum after enquiring about running the Great North Run for Asthma UK.
25 year old male from Sunderland in the North East.
I have had Asthma most of my life but got diagnosed when I was around 13. I have never had chronic asthma however I had two nasty attacks in the past 24 months, once on holiday in Tunisia due to what I think was an allergic reaction in a Banana plantation. I think it was spores in the air from from the banana plants. Hayfever makes my asthma worse in summer too.
The second major attack was new year 2006 due to an allergic reaction to my girlfriend's brother's cats! We went to his place in Scotland for a few days and I had to come away after the first night due to the reaction.
My asthma kicks off mainly to allergic reactions and exercise is fine if I take a drag of my easy breeze first.
It is under control at the moment due to my keeping fit by running 4 miles most nights of the week.
Just checking the forum for fellow runners, interested in how people deal with exercise and asthma.
...looking forward to a smoke free britain! ha!
Nice to meet you all!