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On Oxygen Still Am Short Of Breath

On Oxygen Still Am Short Of Breath

On 5 liters of oxygen but still am short of breath. I wear it 24/7. I have oxygen on c pap machine n it's the best breathing I have. What experience do you have?

posted April 4
A myPHteam Member

I was diagnosed with pah in November 2020 after having a right heart cath. Im been seeing doctors at mayo clinic since. My edema got out of control in late march went to fort smith emergency and the helicopter to OKC. I asked my new doctor what my prognosis was. He said i was a very sick man and if i continued with the current drugs that weren't cutting it i would have 6 months to live. Now im excited to follow his new plan for me. He promised me he will have up and more active in several weeks. 😃 This doctor is a specialist in pah and thats what i needed.

posted April 4
A myPHteam Member

An inefficient heart has a lower cardiac output, a lower amount of blood being sent out of the heart to the rest of the body with each beat. This leads to the feeling of shortness of breath. Adding supplemental oxygen to a patient with normal oxygen saturations will generally not improve their shortness of breath.

posted April 5
A myPHteam Member

I have the same problem as yall. Sob and cant do anything. Im so tired of it. Im way overweight and that doesnt help any. I copd never smoked or dranked or cussed. Pround i didnt now cause the price of them is crazy. I guess we are all alike. My pcd put me on a new bp pill and i been getting fluid off.

posted April 4
A myPHteam Member

There are several conditions and situations that can cause people to experience low oxygen saturation and a high heart rate. This can include people with lung diseases like COPD or pulmonary fibrosis, people with breathing conditions like asthma or bronchitis, people experiencing high altitudes and people with sleep apnea. Very often, if you have a condition that causes breathlessness, you will experience a lower oxygen saturation and higher heart rate as a result. However, do be aware that some conditions, like heart failure and skeletal muscle abnormalities, can combine with conditions like COPD to cause breathlessness without a low oxygen saturation level. I've been short of breath for years because of my lung damage and I have had normal saturation. The one thing I do notice is when I take my oxygen off my saturation drop in the high 80's.

posted August 26
A myPHteam Member

Hi All, SOB IS A SOB. I am on 5 liters, 24/7 and I have SOB whenever I have any exertion. I have immediate severe SOB whenever I bend over or cough. Does this happen to anyone else? I still walk but I have to stop many times to get my saturation back up to 90. My saturation drops very quickly , 64-68, so the I don’t get many steps before I must stop and wait for my oxygen saturation to get back to 90 before I start again. I don’t plan to stop my walking. Have a great day and hugs and prayers to you All.

posted August 18

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