I have chest pain, mostly on the left side, and shortness of breath with slight movement. Sometimes it goes away in a few minutes but it usually stays several hours. Sometimes I wake up with it. Does anyone else experience this? If so, how do you manage it?
I feel very fatigued, Dizzy and short of breath most/All days. Especially after trying to do something for an hour or so the day before. I have been like this for 2.5-3 years. My pulmonologist is not treating me for it just making me do more tests with cardiologist. I live in Oklahoma and the Humidity is making it worse. I can't work.
It starts when I wake up (I am on CPAP) and gets worse when I shower. If I bend over to tie my… read more
I was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension November 2018 in the ER. This was a new diagnosis as stated on my ER papers. My pulmonary doctor said he know about it. When I last saw him in April he said he was going to do another CT in a year and go from there that is to check some nodules that I have. He said oh your PH isn't that enough to treat I am on oxygen 24/7 2L at rest 3L when active. Everything I read says the earlier… read more
Not sure if the dizziness I'm experiencing is just a part of my getting older or something related to the entire lung problem. I've had benign positional vertigo occasionally but only when lying down. I check my oxygen regularly to make sure I"m in compliance but I fear falling. The osteoarthritis in my hands and knees just adds fuel to the entire balance issue. That 'fear' word has crept back into my vocabulary again and I don't want to think something vestibular has been caused by… read more
I've been blessed with some improvements in my health but still find myself fatigued quite often especially at times when I want to be more active. I know the COPD and accompanying PH won't go away. I know they will probably get worse. I'm slower than I was, more SOB than I was, but I'm still trying to function without slowing my family and friends down. It is at those times when I feel "left behing" and… read more
I'm learning that even the slightest stress causes me to get exhausted. Life is full of stress without even trying. I struggle to find that middle ground in handling the stress that normal life hands me and still be able to function. I am able to keep basic cleaning done and grocery shopping with my husband's help. But some 6days that gets to be too much when unexpected stress pops up.
How can I recover my breathing to normal quickly after climbing stairs?
I am on 10 liters of oxygen...is anyone on that amount.