Hi, I’ve been on this forum for a while and it has been very helpful. The responses have been very thoughtful and patient. My allergy/asthma journey frustration is the randomness and severity of my symptoms. Sorry for the long post but I need help to understand why I am fine sometimes and crushed by symptoms other times.
-I am a 58 year old male.
-I live near Pittsburgh Pa.
-I’m very active (biking, running, walking, golf, etc.)
-I was eventually diagnosed with asthma and sever allergies (mold, dust, rag wood were the worst) in May of 2020.
-I take Wixela 2x per day; Incruse; Montelukast; Pantoprozale all once per day.
-I get allergy shots once per week (since October 2020).
-I never have breathing issues when I have a ‘flare up’. My issue is that my lungs burn, and I basically lose energy quickly when working out. I literally had to lay on the side of the road just to muster the strength to get back home.
-This only happens when I work out. Last week, I had to stop after 3 miles (pre-asthma/allergy diagnosis, I could routinely ride 30-60 miles with no problem and, this time, I barely made it home).
-Post ‘workout’, I have severe coughing, wheezing, burning lungs and massive amounts of mucous (I am in day 5 of coughing and coughing up green mucous). I also cough and wheeze through the night for multiple nights.
My questions are as follows:
-Is my experience typical? I know the symptoms are different for everyone but I struggle with the randomness of my issues.
-Does anyone have advice/tips to eliminate or lessen the severity of the issues (pre or post onset)?
-Any guidance regarding tips or tricks to somehow figure what is causing my issues? (I use three different phone apps to tell me the allergy conditions outside)
-Any help with lessening my symptoms once I have them?
I know my situation is not as bad as some on this site (only working out triggers symptoms but it is very frustrating and I feel like I don’t ‘know enough’).
Thanks in advance!