The doctor's office called to say I was desaturating to 78% for 9.5 minutes. I have to go in for another sleep study to see why I desaturate while on oxygen. Is there a C-PAP with an alarm system to wake you if your oxygen level goes too low? How dangerous is it for this level? Does anyone have any answers?
I have had the WORST runny nose for the past couple weeks while wearing oxygen. It’s not a cold, I don’t have allergies, just this ridiculously runny nose, and the more active I am, the more it runs!! Aarghh... Any clues?
I go into panic mode if I have to take a shower a fear I have no idea where it comes from, or to leave the house which I only do for Doctor appointments I just fear I won`t be able to catch my breath. The oxygen bottles only last 45 minutes the same with my Imogen liter 5 when its on it is the highest level 5 also 45 minutes once its charged can be charged or stay charged if left plugged in. I am feeling very nervous… read more
I was given 2 to 4 months to live, sent home on oxygen. I refused meds. That was 6 years ago. I pushed myself until I cried. Within one year, I was jogging. Today I mountain climb. Never give up.
Does anyone get a weird feeling in their arms and legs? I'm not quite sure how to describe it. It's like the blood feels cold. Not really a numbness. Just a weird feeling. I get that even when I'm laying down doing nothing. My doctor did not know what that was. I have my heart catheter on Friday. He said he would know more then, and will decide if I'm eligible for a thromboendarterectomy. My lung pressure was estimated 120-130.
I’ve been short of breath for years now as I can remember having a low pulse ox when in the hospital with surgeries 4 years ago. The nurses would tell me I must have asthma. And I have struggled with depression too. Now I’m on 4 liters of oxygen and feeling so much better and wonder if the shortness of breath might have been the cause.
WIth COPD do you Hallucinate?