It's nothing like that. Basically I'm just starting to realise that I've had a weird medical condition all my life and it's very hard to find information on it. I want to know if it's something which can be treated.
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Have we done a "post your unusual medical condition" thread before? Other than random Questions for Carterô?
Here's mine: I'm part of the 10% of the caucasian population with the inherited helio-ophthalmic outburst syndrome (now known more commonly as photic sneeze reflex), which means I sneeze when I walk out into sunlight. Every %&^% time. *
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Mine's a bit of an embarrassing one, but my penis isn't really recognisable as such. Whereas most men have one pipe between about 3in and 9in in length, I actually have six tentacle like appendages, and when I reach a state of arousal, they squirm and bind together to form a 40 foot tall mega-penis that fires energy beams out of the japseye and occasionally destroys Tokyo in a stylised rampage.
Every time I do high impact cardio exercise like running or whatever, after a few minutes I get a really strong burning, painful feeling in my wind pipe when I breathe in which stops me being able to breathe in deeply. This has always been the case and I used to put it down firstly to asthma, then to being a smoker, and finally to being very unfit. Well I havenít smoked in nearly a year and a half, I now cycle every day so would be considered to be reasonably fit (backed up by having a good resting heartrate, and a consistently getting 700-750 on a peak flow test) and I use a red inhaler twice a day so asthma shouldnít come into it (plus Iíve never seen this actually listed as an asthma symptom)
Iíve had it all my life, so I wouldnít have thought it was to do with a virus or anything. Itís worse in cold or damp air, but yesterday it was very bad when I went jogging. I donít really feel short of breath until it stops me being able to breathe deeply. My chest doesnít feel tight or constricted, itís more that my windpipe feels Ďtenderí. I do have allergies, although I have a regular medication for that and it seems alright these days. I did have whooping cough when I was a tiny kid apparently, so I donít know if this could be a factor. My Mum also describes the same condition.
quote:Originally posted by Carter: Take your ventolin before exercising, see if that helps. Sounds like exertional asthma, with cold air exacerbation - v common.
I get this too! Especially in the cold. Really hurts to breathe in, then after I've finished I'm all wheezy for hours. And I never get wheezy or owt any other time. I thought it was just because I'm unfit, but maybe I'm just not cut out for exercise, something I'd always suspected.
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Hm. I think I need to go and see a consultant. I don't think it's asthma because, for a start, i don't feel short of breath really. Yesterday I jogged about half a mile without getting more than mildly out of breath then within the space of a minute or so my windpipe felt like it was on fire. Also, this symptom isn't actually described in any of the information I've ever read on asthma. Like I say, I use a red inhaler twice a day, and yesterday I used the blue one about 10 minutes before exercising.
I wouldn't have thought it was acid reflux either, because it feels very different from heartburn, and the pain is only there when I breathe in deeply. If I take shallower breaths, I don't feel the pain, but then I get out of breath, obviously.