For several months now, I have been dealing with excessive mucus/trouble breathing. The symptoms occur primarily after intense exercise, although they have, at times, occurred after a heavy meal or eating late at night. I am working with doctor, have had a pulmonary function test, and she has told me I have asthma, as well as GERD, and that the asthma may well be related to allergies. I am now taking Symbicort, Flonase, Singulair, and Albuterol as needed. I am 45, in good shape, and have been an athlete all my life. Although the mucus is somewhat decreased as I have been on these medicines--Symbicort and Flonase for about two months, and Singulair for about 15 days, I still have trouble after intense exercise (running). Oddly enough, I am fine once the exercise gets going (a bit of chest tightness at the beginning, which typically goes away), but then several hours later will develop a sore throat, and then a feeling of the inability to take a deep breath.
Just this morning, I developed almost the same symptoms after eating pistachio nuts, the first time that has happened--that prompted me to think this is an allergic reaction--and my web search pointed me to exercise induced allergies. I would appreciate any information on whether this might be GERD related, or exercise-induced, or anything else. It's frustrating--exercise is one of the things I have been able to count on all my life, and to see to it declining troubles me. Thanks for any input.
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