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Have you ever experienced shortness of breath that lasted for days?

I just want to block this thought from my head, maybe if I stop thinking about it it'll go away. (I have seen a doctor/s)
I still have it after the RonaZ
AntisocialTroll · 51-55, F
For at least 3 weeks I couldn't go more than about 6 steps before I was gasping for breath, couldn't get down the stairs so I couldn't go to the Dr's, it was shite, this is when I bought the sheepskin to sit on because I was moving so little I was worried I'd get bedsores.

It was all a bit mental and I did think I might well snuff it but I bounced back enough eventually to get out and get the meds sorted so I could breathe again.

I'm so hoping they get you sorted, please don't assume you won't bounce back with the right meds/treatment, it does happen.
@AntisocialTroll I'm very glad you've gotten over that it does sound awful. I'm literally scared to go into the bathroom for too long because I feel like I'm not breathing in enough oxygen and I start getting light headed.

Thank you so much for your constant support 🤗 I'm really trying to keep my spirits up.
AntisocialTroll · 51-55, F
@PiecingBabyFaceTogether I totally get it, it's awful, scary bollocks but it seems to be that it's kinda normal for those of us with lung problems to flip flop between feeling like we're gonna die because we can't breathe properly for extended periods and then suddenly it all turns round again, either because they've tweaked something or sometimes just because your body fights back.

I believe they're gonna get you sorted but you might end up being like me in that you just have to put up with your lungs making a regular protest but you'll keep bouncing back each time.
3 months, on and off accompanied with the feeling of having an obstacle in the throat
AdaXI · 41-45, T
Yeah when I had covid I got it and it lasted a while even after all the other symptoms had gone. I used Vicks Vaporub it's like mentholated stuff you rub into your chest. Didn't work instantly but 5 minutes after I'd applied it I'd be able to breathe a lot easier.
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DunningKruger · 56-60, M
Shortness of breath may be a sign of a serious problem. You need to go see a medical professional, urgent care at least, maybe even ER.
@DunningKruger I've been to the ER and I am in contact with my doctor. All I've been told is if it doesn't go away then I will start using a bi-pap machine. Sleep apnea is pretty normal for people with my muscular dystrophy I just don't have it yet but I guess it's happening now. I still have to wait a bit more and see. I am on medication.
DunningKruger · 56-60, M
@PiecingBabyFaceTogether Ah. That's bad news. I hope using a bi-pap helps alleviate your problem.
@DunningKruger Thank you. It'll be fine 😊
Fishy · 31-35, F
But luckily it was just an allergy issue (for me)

You should still see a doc about it tho, in case it's something more serious
I took continuous rest n minimised movements during those days. Later, the focus just drifted away.
minxy · 46-50, F
Yes, it was due to water retention.
It was kind of scary at times.
NotCassieeee · 26-30, F
Yes, sometimes cause of my anxiety
itsok · 31-35, F
Yeah, when my asthma isn’t under control. 🤗

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