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Exercise causing oxygenation drop

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Oct 22, 2020 | Replies (6)

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@sueinmn

Woot, Maybe try to monitor your O2 as you exercise & if it falls below 90%, consult with your docs. I have good luck using my levalbuterol inhaler both before & after exercise unless I have just nebbed. If I forget before I start out on my walk, I come home quite tired. Now that it is jacket weather, I will put an inhaler in the pocket of my usual jacket.
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Sue, I have wrongly resisted using levalbuteral inhalers for a dumb reason. My dad had asthma and our life revolved around rushing to the drugstore to get him another inhaler as he’s gasping, neglecting to ever have a stand by. I was tested for asthma many times, told I didn’t have it but to try this or that inhaler to see if it helped my lung power. I didn’t want to live like my dad, dependent on an inhaler. Your description makes me (1) knock my head against the wall for refusing and (2) deciding to ask my pulmonologist for a prescription. Thanks.

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