I'm very encouraged by posts on here re running with asthma. After several long running chest infections last year I got diagnosed with adult onset asthma. The chest infections meant I had long periods away from doing much running which was depressing. Having finally got to an NHS Respiratory Clinic I now have a salbutamol inhaler and my peak flow had settled at 350 and I have been running and doing fine.
Last week I started getting a cold which seemed to immediately go to my chest. The last few days I've been struggling to breathe at anything beyond a walk and my peak flow has dropped to 300. So I'm not running and feeling twitchy and annoyed and depressed at my fitness ebbing away.
What do others do about asthma and chest infections and keeping their running going? I don't know if it is my imagination but I feel as though half the population has had a chest infection for the last year or so. I mix with a lot of people in my job and everyone's coughing! Thanks.