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Old 11-14-05, 01:32 PM
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Does this happen to you?

It's been awhile since I've been on my bike. I'm on the east coast, so the weather is getting a bit colder. While I was on my bike, I felt a burning in my chest. More on the first day than the second. Also after my rides, I was coughing. But this cough wasn't in my throat, it was in my chest. Again the first day it was worse than the second. I'm pretty sure I'm not catching a cold. I never had any of the above mentioned issues in the summer. Just wondering. Thanks for any and all input. n2c
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Old 11-14-05, 01:35 PM
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if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:45 PM
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I'd have that checked by a pulmanologist. It could be asthma or a less common condition called tracheomalasia, (non-rigid trachea). My son has both and they can be aggravated with exercise. Medications help with both of these.
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Old 11-14-05, 01:51 PM
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i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though
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Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.
Oh the fun of an URI! I second the balaclava or something. Sucking exhaust is one thing, but getting sidelined by a URI sucks. Of course, I look forward to the sting/burn in the lungs. There are only two days of the year that it actually gets cold enough, here in Houston.
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Old 11-14-05, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by max-a-mill
i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though
yeah, that's what it feels like. i mean, not that I'd know or anything
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Originally Posted by Mr_Super_Socks
if you are breathing hard in cold weather, you can get upper respiratory irritation. I get it sometimes. best thing for me is to take it easy in cold weather, and wear a balaclava or membrane over my mouth to keep the incoming air warm.
Keeping the incoming air warm is a good idea. I find that drinking plenty of liquids (especially hot tea) also helps.

Depending on how bad you have it, you may just want to ignore the problem. When it's cold, I frequently cough up white glop. The problem does not get worse from one year to the next, and it goes away when it's warm. I suspect this affects lots of people.
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I get that when I breathe too much thru my mouth and not my nose.
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Might be bronchitis, too.
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I have asthma and riding in the cold gives me the same symptoms. Do you have trouble breathing at any other time in addition to this cold riding?
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Old 11-14-05, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by max-a-mill
i get that.... especially in the cold. i notice it acts up especially after a really strenuous ride.

i always thought it was from smoking too much weed though
rofl!!!!!!!!!!
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i get it and sometimes it hurts pretty bad. i've never had it stay with me though, and i always feel fine once i'm back inside. i'd be a little concerned if it didn't go away soon.
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Originally Posted by linds
I have asthma and riding in the cold gives me the same symptoms. Do you have trouble breathing at any other time in addition to this cold riding?
nope. I think I probably was breathing through my mouth too much. Like I said it had been awhile and I've been checked over by a doc and never diagnosed for asthma.
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