After about a month of breathing problems, I finally was able to make an appointment and see my doctor. And I now have an answer to all of my breathing problems. That's right. It turns out that I have asthma.
My doctor thinks that my regular allergies haven't been helping matters, so I can't occasionally skip a day of my regular allergy medication anymore. In fact, she said that it is possible that a lot of my coughing and congestion that I've always assumed were due to allergies may have actually been related to asthma. She gave me a prescription for an inhaler, which I tried out last night before an easy run.
|My new best friend.|
Hopefully, this will continue working and I won't feel as though I'm suffocating during every run anymore. It is nice knowing what is wrong and knowing that there is a way to fix it.