I was diagnosed with asthma over 20 years ago and at the time made a decision not to use my brown preventor inhaler.
I get exercise induced asthma and use the salbutamol 'reliever' before exercise to prevent any symptoms during activities and I feel I have been pretty well in control of my asthma.
Although I have always been pretty active in many sports over the years I am getting more involved in triathlon and increasing my training to become more competitive. I sometimes find on intensive training rides/runs or when competing I finish with what feels like a weak chest. My chest doesn't particularly feel tight and restrictive but weakened and I develop a cough.
This have got me thinking, should I give the preventor type inhalers a go? Will these drugs help in my training and will i benefit in competition. I read about Paula Ratcliffe taking the daily preventor and then taking the reliever just before exercise to control symptoms.