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Can´t breathe today!


#1

I woke up today very short of breath. My doctor says that since I´ve been losing a lot of weight, my lungs have been gettiing sort of crushed? and thus it´s getting harder and harder to breathe. I feel like a fish that´s been taken out of the water. Have you ever felt this way? Is there anything I can do about this? I feel so powerless and starting to get depressed again. Do you have any advice for me? Thanks!


#2

Hello Mitze, how are you feeling today ... any better? Does your doctor have any suggestions for improving your shortness of breath? Kindest, JulesG - ModSupport


#3

Hello, thank you for your kind reply. Still feeling the same, but I talked to my doctor and she prescribed Excel for the pain. Hopefully that will work soon! If you have any advice I´d love to hear about it. Thanks again, xo


#4

I don't myself, Mitze, but this has come up in past discussions so if you're feeling up to it you may like to take a read through some posts to see if they offer you any suggestions. Here is a link to search results for 'breathing'.

Feel better soon. JulesG


#5

I don't have any advice for you, I get the same thing. I have pulmonary fibrosis. It's not too bad yet. I went to Stowe VT for a week and had trouble breathing but I thought it was the altitude. Went to Pulmonary DR when I got back and tomorrow I have to go for the Chest wo contrast CT and PFT complete with ABG or Oximetry. I have these tests done three times before and each has been unchanged (since the first one.) I haven't lost any weight lately, unfortunately.I am probably 15 lbs overweight. I wish I could help you. Do you go to a pulmonologist?

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