• over 1 year ago

    Trouble with breathing while running in cold temperatures

    A few years ago without warning I started having issues with breathing while running outside in cold weather (usually 40 degrees f. or colder). I had been running 2 -3 times a week, 2 - 5 miles each time for about 4 years when this started. I used to get all the normal symptoms when running in cold weather but now, in addition, it's much more difficult to breathe and I get a pain on both sides of my neck starting near my collar running up to my ears. Once I notice the pain, no matter how soon I stop running I will also get a headache that will last up to 20 or 30 minutes after I've stopped running. Has anyone else experienced this or know what it is? I've explained this to past medical personnel, had cardio tests done but all I'm told is that it might be environmentally induced asthma. I'm wondering if there's anything I can do so that I can get back to running when it's cold outside.