Here in southern Ontario the weather's fine, but there seems to be a lot of dust, sand and grit on the side of the roads after winter. The spring winds are howling across the dusty farmer's fields where I ride. Last year around this time I got choked up one evening after a nice long ride, and was given a (blue) puffer by the doctor, who said I might have a dust allergy.
I seem to have the same thing again this year. I've started taking Aerius, and may do a few hits on a puffer as well. I've got kind of a sort throat, and a slight tightness just under the throat.
(I should say that I don't actually have "asthma" per se, but perhaps one might call it exercise + dust = asthmatic symptoms)
Does anybody else here get this kind of thing sometimes? Do you just take your medication and ride through it? Is there a threshold of pain in your throat/lungs that stops you from riding for a few days? The reason I ask is because I seem to feel okay while I'm actually riding, but start to suffer a few hours after that. I don't want to go all out on the ride and inadvertently do serious damage to my lungs.
I'd be interested to hear any feedback from people suffering likewise.