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Old 10-02-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
Greg Park
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Does this sound like exercise related asthma?

Hi all,

I've been doing crossfit 2x/week for almost a year.

Tuesday after the WOD (which wasn't terribly killer - 200 rope turn warm up, 1 mile run for time, then 50 burpee wall balls 20 lbs, 40 OH Lunges R+L=1 @ 45 lbs, 30 box jumps 24", 20 K2E, 10 ring dips), I had trouble breathing.

I wasn't totally gassed like usual either. The sensation was like my throat was closing down and there was just a small hole thru which I could breath. Exactly as if you were trying to 'hiss' while breathing in and out by constricting your throat. No tightness in chest at all and it only lasted about 10 seconds. This is the second time it has happened in the past month. I didn't feel like I was going to pass out or anything like that. But it certainly wasn't a voluntary action.

Workout was at 7:00 AM. Not abnormally cold or dry conditions either.

Before I check in with my internist (and she orders a ton of tests), I thought I'd ask if anyone here has experienced something similar. Most of what I've read about exercise related asthma doesn't exactly sound like this.

I appreciate your opinions.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Re: Does this sound like exercise related asthma?

This does not sound at all like asthma to me.

Your throat isn't involved in an asthma attack.

There was a similar post to yours a few months ago that was resolved on this forum. I'd try a quick search.

Edit: I am posting as a life long asthma sufferer who's symptoms range from minor inconvenience to a few really scary ER visits.
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Re: Does this sound like exercise related asthma?

Here is the post I was mentioning above.

Vocal Cord Dysfunction.

Good luck!

Edit: Forgot the link! http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=82994
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:25 PM   #4
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Re: Does this sound like exercise related asthma?

asthma people cant get air out
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Old 10-03-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Re: Does this sound like exercise related asthma?

Hey Mike,

Thanks so much for the link! That really sounds like what I'm experiencing. Definitely not having problems exhaling. From what I read in the other thread, it sounds like I still have to do some testing but at least I can point my Dr towards something.



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Here is the post I was mentioning above.

Vocal Cord Dysfunction.

Good luck!

Edit: Forgot the link! http://www.board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=82994
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