I have been active in sports all of my life. Within the last few years I have developed a shortness of breath while I exert myself. I don't feel like I am getting enough air in and start to panic. Then the anxiety attack sets in. I have tried to take inhalers prior to working out but they make me extremly jittery and they don't seem to work. I try to control my workouts by going slower but towards the end, I get where I can't breathe well.
I thought I had exercise-induced asthma so my doctor put me on albuterol then on advair. The inhaler doesn't seem to calm the symptoms down. After working out I get extremely tired (45 minutes of cardio) and my face is really red for a long time. I can't work out in the mornings because I am so tired that I fall asleep after cardio kickboxing.My body has no energy. I eat well and I'm a muscular female.
Tomorrow I go for a breath test and allergy tests. They will also x-ray my sinues. I am on Nexium as well.
I'm a 29 year old female. I played football for one year without symptoms, then they came about while playing softball. During every football game and practice for the next three years, I would get these panic/asthma attacks and have to stop for a while. I have tried running to increase my stamina but it is very difficult to run for a long period of time without this happening.
Any thoughts on what is going on?