Today I realized that I have been suffering from excercise induced asthma attacks while trying to get warmed up for my daily rides. It was every day at first, but seems to be less often now. Today, I pushed myself to climb a small bridge faster than normal and had a major attack. I the past, at a low level of excercise I seemed to have attacks early in my rides. Then they seemed to go away. Now....if I push too hard I get an attack.
Years ago, when I first found out I had asthma, the doctor explained that the extreme sinus flow, hacking and vomiting (and often nosebleeds) I was having at fencing competitions was caused by the excercise itself. He told me I was very close to giving myself an asthma induced heart attack based on what I had told him was going on. It pretty much ended my competitions as a result.
So my questions is this: Does anybody know if excercise induced asthma attacks lessen when the fitness level gets better?