I've been noticing recently, with more twitchy than usual lungs, that eating ice cream/cold things is tending to set me off a bit. Nothing drastic but I definitely notice my chest tightening in response to scarfing down ice cream (had a nice time with some Ben and Jerry's the other night but it did seem to bring on things noticeably, and get the same with other ice cream/milkshakes etc (not with other dairy things though and it happens with orange lollies so it's the temp not the contents I think).
I asked my consultant about it (less said about that particular appt the better I think, though am hoping next appt better as I really need to get somewhere, so not giving up) However, he dismissed it and said basically that it's total rubbish that eating something cold gives you asthma and it's just that I expect it to and that's why.
Bit puzzled by this as I never actually thought you could trigger asthma by eating cold stuff until a) it happened and b) my medic friend said 'why are you eating ice cream when you're having asthma probs? you know your oesophagus is right next to breathing things right?' (not quite in those words, I'm a bit brain dead atm).
So just wondering - anyone else get this (Curiouser, if you're reading this I have an idea that set you off?) And has anyone's GP?cons etc commented on this as a trigger? I know it's hearsay, would be secondhand and just over a forum etc but just curious!
I would actually prefer cons to be right as in this weather I'd really quite like to be able to eat ice cream and if it were just my perception I'd try to ignore it! However it gets a bit uncomfortable and does seem to require a bit of reliever to sort so debating whether to just think 'oh what the hell' and eat ice cream (my preference) or at least be aware my lungs aren't liking it.
Hopefully they'll settle down soon - not so happy off pred, PFs not great but better than a couple of weeks ago where stopping pred would have made them act up a lot more.