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Hello,

Recently I feel like I am even more out of breath than usual...even walking up the stairs has me gasping. I feel terrible...anyone else experiencing really bad breathlessness? What did you do? 

Beginning of the discussion - 01/08/2019

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Hello Benjam,

I am sure there are other members who can relate to what you're describing and can offer you some support or advice. 

Do you have some advice for our member? Do you often experience shortness of breath?

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yes i have the same doing the most simple of tasks just puffs me out. iv been to the drs who sent me for x rays and a ct scan just waiting for the results now

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Hi, I am the same, had all the tests done and all ok, same as you so out of breath. Don't know what to do now

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I find I am short of breath when the wind is from the south or west, need to use Symbicort more often.

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wind a extreme heat affects me to

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When we had our recent heatwave I found it very difficult to cope with every day chores 

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I suffer from emphasemia and i get short of breath very easerly now, i am only on 1 litre oxygen and find it difficult to recover from breathlessness the only advice i can give is turn your oxigen up for 1 minuite and then turn it down again also if you dont have oxygen ,i bought a deep breathing exerciser from EBAY it is a pink plastic mouth piece it cost just £1.30p english money and it helps me a lot,  if i want to move about i stick it in my mouth you will be surprised how much this little gadgit helps me its worth a try  PS i bought a spare one at the same time, babs evans hartlepool UK

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I suffer with emphysema, it started just after I had my radiotherapy, I already suffered with asthma, but since having breast cancer ,and having my radiotherapy, I now have emphysema ,I have to use salbutamol, seretide, and now I am on another inhaler you have to put a pill in and press a button to activate the inhaler ,also I recently had to go into hospital for chest infections ,I was coughing and spitting up phlegm, I had to use my stand by antibiotics and steroids, but when I went in hospital I had horrific pains in my chest, they put a canola in and injected saline and antibiotics in I had a chest x ray was taken to the ICU ward ,then when my blood pressure and temperature was ok I was sent to the recovery ward, then when everything was ok I was discharged, but had to go and have a high intense ct scan because I still have the cough but they are keeping regular checks on me I had loads of blood tests but now they say I have liver disease I am having to go back to my surgery for another blood test and blood pressure check  also later this month I have to see my oncologist and chest specialist I just hope and pray my cancer hasn't spread as I am very worried I am trying to stay positive but it doesn't help my anxiety that is getting worse I am really feeling down all the time now but I have to try and stay strong for my family I have a wonderful husband and he helps me with everything if it wasnt for my family I wouldn't care if I didn't exist ,but I have to stay strong for them .

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I am trying all different medicines, i know i wont recover from emphercymia but you can slow it down i bought a machine that lets me exersize without getting breathless i also have to take a acid pill once a week and a calciam tablet every day for my bones also my nails are very brittle and split constantly , i have lost all my weight , and i get the shakes , does anyone else suffer these things i am blaming the medicines i am taking , i am taking 15 pills and 3 different inhalers every day on precription , and then i myself take my own including CBD oil, i would like to find if anyone else tries other stuff for them selfs babs evans hartlepool UK