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So since Saturday I've been very breathless. Here at the hospital just to have them say I'm fine and send me on home I guarantee it. I've had to use my rescue inhaler a lot. Example at work at 6 am I took breo by 1030 I needed rescue inhaler and again at 3pm. I am scared. I believe theh need to do a blood gas

A myPHteam Member said:

Have you cked your o2 levels?
Keep an oximeter on hand for just such moments.
Prayers My friend!

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Nerves can play a part in not breathing well too

posted 21 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Anxiety is my biggest problem. I panic when I have trouble breathing. I have to tell myself to breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth. For some reason I have to hear it. Crazy?

posted 19 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Pamela I loved your post. I agree. Arm yourself with knowledge. Any health issue is scary and the unknown is scarier.

posted 29 days ago
A myPHteam Member said:

Evidence suggests that how breathless you feel doesn’t always match up that well with the results of lung function tests and scans. This is because it’s not just lung function that affects how out of breath you feel. Breathlessness is also affected by the way you breathe, your lifestyle and how you think and feel about your breathing:

How you think and feel about your breathing is important. For example, a worrying thought can make you feel anxious and make you feel breathless. This could perhaps make you feel panicky and bring on physical symptoms such as a tight chest or fast breathing.

When you have a long-term lung condition, you can feel anxious. Because being anxious interacts with your physical symptoms and can increase your feelings of breathlessness. It’s important to talk to your health care professional about what help is available for you. Read more about coping with anxiety and a lung condition.
Thinking of you!
Prayers my friend!

posted 29 days ago
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