I am a personal trainer and group exercise instructor and life long asthma sufferer. For a long time maybe unwisely I have relied on ventolin pre exercise to avoid the inevitable exercise induced asthma and daily tightness. So I determined to get it sorted. Numerous go visits firstly put me on clenil two puffs twice daily. Result? Horrible anxiety feeling. Came of it the anxiety went. Back to gp now onto fostair one of the reliever preventer inhalers. Has anyone experienced this. One puff twice per day. The result? Really good at levelling out daily symptoms BUT hen I come to exercise or teach a class which is my job my lung capacity must be maximum 60-70% the normal. Usually when this happens the ventolin come to the rescue but not now. It seems the reliever in fostair doesn’t allow the normally great ventolin to work. I can’t begin to explain the frustration. My usual endurance level even with asthma is quite high but now it’s low because I do not have the lung capacity on fostair. This is my first post by the way, has anyone had this experience? What have you found works for you? What does an asthmatic athlete do? Open to discussion and your experience please. Daz
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