I would really like some advice on exercise induced asthma. I had asthma as a child and came off inhalers when I was 14, I'm now 29 and the last few years I've had mild symptoms returning - a particular trigger being exercise.
I love to exercise and like to push myself so particularly enjoy curcuits and jogging. I often find that I'm wheezing at the end of sessions but the last few weeks I've also been getting tight chested. If I know I'm going to do a particularly tough class I take my inhaler 15mins before, if I get tight chested during then i usually manage to push through. But the past few weeks I've also felt tight chested after more gentle classes like zumba.
I went to my GP last summer, my chest was clear when I saw him but he said I had classic symptoms and the history so prescribed me a salbutamol inhaler and asked me to come back in few weeks which I never did
Is it ok to keep taking salbutamol before exercising? - I don't want to become reliant on it so try and avoid it if I can and sometimes wonder if I'm just unfit or its all in my mind.
Any advice apprechiated, I hate making a fuss and don't want to see my GP unnecessarily!