Sunday, April 06, 2008

Asthma?

I had traces of asthma as a child, although I was never really put on an inhaler. After I did PEE in November, I had some massive breathing problems for a week after the race, same thing with the 24 hour race and the Rim Ride.

Today, I went to urgent care about my unrelenting cough that started after my successful bout with allergies. I am going to see my doctor tomorrow to do some more tests, but the PA said that it might be asthma or induced asthma (from exercise or allergies). Until then, I have an inhaler that I will be using 3 times a day until my cough dwindles.

I'll go down fighting, but as it looks now, a bid for the AZT 300 "finisher" title is going to be even more challenging if I can't lose the cough.

Addendum: I feel a lot better just using the inhaler as directed by my PA. I was worried that my cough would start to impede my riding the rest of the week, thereby altering my riding for the 2 weeks prior to the AZT 300. I hope to get back on the bike soon, since last week was spent off the bike.

8 comments:

Meredith said...

I always knew there was something distinctly wrong with you...

have to admit I never imaged it was asthma though...

Chad said...

I think you are referring to my obnoxious hair that oh so fits my personality :)

UltraRob said...

I have bad allergies and asthma. I use 5 inhalers plus a few other medications. Although I still have some problems, the medications control it fairly well most of the time.

Chris said...

Damn dude that sucks. I had asthma (the docs figured...) as a kid but never had anything other than some liquid medicine I took. I did have pneumonia like 6 times too.

Hope whatever it is you can get it under control for the AZT. Be seeing ya soon.

Cat Zavala said...

Dude, I feel your pain. Asthma may try to affect my life everday (the pets, riding, cleaning...) but I don't let it. Don't let it get you down.
Hey, did the zapatos fit?

Rockin' said...

Glad it seems to be working.

Are you sure you were not just looking for performance enhancing medications?

Chad said...

Oh steve, do you think I really need any of those type of drugs... those are for mere mortals. I just eat organic and free-range, that is my secret to my future success.

Rhino said...

Try taking some Oil of Oregano pills 2 pills 2x daily, it will clear that cough right up.

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