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Teece
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My chest

Postby Teece » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:39 am

I've had a cold for the last 15 days - it's been a real stinker.
This morning I felt well enough to go for my first ride. Unfortunately, on the very first climb I had to pull over to have a coughing fit. Then a sudden pain in the chest. Coughed up a load of nasty on to the tarmac.
Needless to say, I turned around and rolled home for more coughing.

Any advice about how to clear my chest? Thanks in advance.


Edit: The Mad March Hare is in 3 weeks today, I could really do with getting some training in before that!

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Re: My chest

Postby Carbonator » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:51 am

Similar situation here. Took about two and a half weeks to go and went out for first ride yesterday.
I did not try it, but meant to get some of that stuff advertised on TV. The advert where he is walking around with an ugly little green grolly doll attached to his chest.
I might get some today anyhow as its not completely clear, cough, cough ;-)

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Re: My chest

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:37 pm

I used to get a chesty cough at least once a year (twice if you count the heavy breathing to anne widdicombe) but since someone recommended zinc tablets I've not even had a cold.

I used to rest up for a month at most with a chest cough. I used to find similar to you that on the first ride out the rascal hadnt infact cleared up. I put this down to the fact that with me, the breathing is the first thing to be affected after a lay off. Rest up, eat really well, loads of vit c rich fruits and drinks and after a bit try a really gentle 10 miler - that worked for me.
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Re: My chest

Postby jordan_217 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 14:26 pm

Go and see your GP. A persistent cough will probs need a course of antibiotics. I had one last year that took 2 courses to clear. Not nice.

I would'nt train with a cough too, working on the old saying, "if its above the neck what the feck, if its on the chest, have a rest".

Get well soon.

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Re: My chest

Postby ooermissus » Sun Feb 17, 2013 14:36 pm

Unless you have pneumonia, antibiotics probably won't help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20767470

Do you have asthma?

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Re: My chest

Postby Teece » Sun Feb 17, 2013 14:51 pm

Thanks to everyone for the responses.
Nope, don't have asthma. I just have a bad cold and was wondering if there were any cycling remedies to get me back on the road sooner than later.
I guess I'll just hang up the helmet for another week...

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Re: My chest

Postby smidsy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 16:35 pm

Damn...though I was going to see a lovely pair of Knockers :-(
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Re: My chest

Postby Cleat Eastwood » Sun Feb 17, 2013 16:49 pm

smidsy wrote:Damn...though I was going to see a lovely pair of Knockers :-(


Well i'm here and i'm a tit. :shock:
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Re: My chest

Postby Carbonator » Sun Feb 17, 2013 17:38 pm

ooermissus wrote:Unless you have pneumonia, antibiotics probably won't help. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20767470

Do you have asthma?


I do, and have had same thing. What were you going to say?

Doc has not wanted to give me antibiotics in the past, so I did not bother going this time.

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Re: My chest

Postby SmoggySteve » Sun Feb 17, 2013 17:47 pm

Sound like you have a low midichlorian count to me. Best get it seen to.

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Re: My chest

Postby rodgers73 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 19:11 pm

Seems like the most "popular" cold that's been around this winter has a nasty chest element to it. Had most of Jan off recovering from it (and I've been taking zinc for years) and seemed to be coughing for weeks!

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Re: My chest

Postby CambsNewbie » Sun Feb 17, 2013 19:20 pm

I know exactly what you are going through. About a month ago I got a bad cold. The symptoms from that cleared within a week but has left me with a nasty cough I can't shake off. Not been able to do any exercise at all and getting really fed up of it. Always seems worse in the evenings where I can have some pretty bad coughing fits.

I was at an RTC last week where some paramedics attended and saw me coughing. They asked me if I was ok, I explained what was going on and at the same time they both said 'oh, you've got the 100 day cough'. Apparently there is a virus going round that starts as cold and leaves a cough that can go on for upto 12 weeks although 6-8 is more common.

Really really fed up of it. Lost all fitness and put on loads of weight from comfort eating. Especially today when the sun was shining I so wanted to get out on my bike...

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Re: My chest

Postby smidsy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 19:26 pm

SmoggySteve wrote:Sound like you have a low midichlorian count to me. Best get it seen to.


Wow that all sounds a bit Jedi :D
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Re: My chest

Postby MacLeod113 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 19:46 pm

smidsy wrote:
SmoggySteve wrote:Sound like you have a low midichlorian count to me. Best get it seen to.


Wow that all sounds a bit Jedi :D


Ha ha, glad i wasn't the only one thinking that :-

went on my first proper ride today and have been coughing since 4pm. not nice. the OH just asked if i have Asthma.... trip to the docs maybe?
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Re: My chest

Postby GGBiker » Sun Feb 17, 2013 20:49 pm

The 100 day cough is pertussis (whooping cough), caused by a bacterium and not much you can do once infected, there is a lot if it about. The cough is usually quite violent.

If you thought you were over it you may well be almost over it. Going out will have got your lungs opened up and you probably dislodged a load of residual mucus plugging your bronchioles (smaller wind pipes in the lung). The airways are probably hypersensitive after being inflamed and irritated by the infection and coughing.

If you aren't having high temps, feeling SOB and generally very unwell you are probably getting over a viral infection. Might be best to let your GP have a listen on your chest to be certain.

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Re: My chest

Postby AlexMac1973 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 22:09 pm

Teece wrote:I've had a cold for the last 15 days - it's been a real stinker.
This morning I felt well enough to go for my first ride. Unfortunately, on the very first climb I had to pull over to have a coughing fit. Then a sudden pain in the chest. Coughed up a load of nasty on to the tarmac.
Needless to say, I turned around and rolled home for more coughing.

Any advice about how to clear my chest? Thanks in advance.


Edit: The Mad March Hare is in 3 weeks today, I could really do with getting some training in before that!


Firstly, good to here your feeling better. Nothing worse than feeling like crap, my little boy caught this and passed it to me so that's me screwed for getting on the bikes for at least a week.

From experience, there is nothing worse than going out for the first time after a virus. Your breathing is totally up the swanny! My only advise is wait until you are fully recovered, and don't ride in cold air as your lungs don't get the same density of oxygen as they are used to. If you have a turbo trainer keep the legs going and the body will eventually follow.
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Re: My chest

Postby elderone » Sun Feb 17, 2013 23:04 pm

AlexMac1973 wrote:
Teece wrote:I've had a cold for the last 15 days - it's been a real stinker.
This morning I felt well enough to go for my first ride. Unfortunately, on the very first climb I had to pull over to have a coughing fit. Then a sudden pain in the chest. Coughed up a load of nasty on to the tarmac.
Needless to say, I turned around and rolled home for more coughing.

Any advice about how to clear my chest? Thanks in advance.


Edit: The Mad March Hare is in 3 weeks today, I could really do with getting some training in before that!


Firstly, good to here your feeling better. Nothing worse than feeling like crap, my little boy caught this and passed it to me so that's me screwed for getting on the bikes for at least a week.

From experience, there is nothing worse than going out for the first time after a virus. Your breathing is totally up the swanny! My only advise is wait until you are fully recovered, and don't ride in cold air as your lungs don't get the same density of oxygen as they are used to. If you have a turbo trainer keep the legs going and the body will eventually follow.

Get well soon OP.Im in the same boat,not got out for ages and this cold just dragging on and on.With ref to the above is it ok to use the turbo indoors in the warm just at zone 2 or something to keep the lags going.
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Re: My chest

Postby Teece » Mon Feb 18, 2013 16:05 pm

Thanks again for the all the responses - this really is the nicest forum on the web!
I've just got back from ice skating with the kids and didn't cough much. I'm going to try a flat 10 miles tomorrow!

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Re: My chest

Postby SmoggySteve » Mon Feb 18, 2013 17:13 pm

The Full Resolution button wont work. What dark sorcery is this?

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Re: My chest

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It did on mine. Opened in a new window.


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