I'm 38 years old and my EIA has seemed to worsen every year. Aside from some issues with allergies and colds, my breathing problems seem to be solely limited to high-intensity excerise. Hockey has been particularly difficult. After only a few seconds of exertion, I find myself struggling for air, taking several minutes to recouperate only to find myself weak and lathargic and breathless for the remainder of the game. Though I've dealt with this for my entire lifetime, it's become almost entirely prohibitive now. I fear this may be my last year for participating in high-exertion sports.
I've visited my doctor repeatedly and have completed lung capacity and other tests and have been prescribed many medications including Serevent, Singulair, Symbicort, Pulmicort and Asmanex (at least those are the ones I can remember) along with emergency inhalers like Salbutamal. But nothing seems to work. I've also tried other preventative actions including extended warm-ups, inhaling steam, breathing through my nose (as much as I can), etc.
Anything else, I could be missing? Sports are a large part of my active life and I would hate to have to give it up to what is commonly referred to as a "treatable ailment". ThanksView Thread
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