posted on Feb, 22 2011 @ 04:08 PM
reply to post by lucentenigma
apologies for the double post, but to contribute i find cayenne pepper tea if my chest is a little tight helps, and rosemary tea / diet high in onions
helps as a preventative measure. Always wondered as a kid why I craved pickled onions! yum yum yum!
now in SHTF onions wont be the first thing on your mind! (not sure if garlic paste would work, but should as its related to the onion family as i
recall) but jars of cayenne pepper should be! the more capsicum the better! - it has a host of other uses too to make it a useful addition! my FAK has
2 jars of the stuff mind you I have a few 100mcg ventolin's saved up too now as I'm naff at getting my prescriptions sorted in time!
improving your stomach muscles should help somewhat in managing the condition too as they (abdominal and diaphragm) work with the intercostal muscles
with breathing. And of course prevention is better than a cure so lots of CV will help in the mean time! luckily i'm not a bad sufferer but I
definitely need to improve my CV as its when I've been running my chest usually tightens up (could be the cold air doing that though!) Something else
I do is keep a food diary so I know if any foods trigger any wheeziness, which would be useful to know if on the run! I'd rather miss a meal than be
on my knees sounding like an 80 yearold man after 10 meters running lol
the other option is to pack a load of anti-histamines in your kit. In an attack they will help some what, but not strait away!
anyway! hope theres been some useful info in here for you! - don't just take my word on the cayenne, next time you feel that tightness coming on try
it before have a squirt or two!