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New User Some Advice Please

New User Some Advice Please

Hi there I've been. Member for a little while but never posted, my husband was diagnosed with emphasyma two years ago he is now 43, he has started to get severely short of breath but his oxygen sat still read the same as normal, his o2 saturation fluctuates constantly usually between 88 and 95 most of the time it's 93, his tummy is so swollen its like his 9 mths preg and he says it feels like his tummy is crushing his lungs, he is quite skinny elsewhere tho, we haven't got a consultant at the… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

SOB means short of breath. It sounds like he may need some supplemental O2, if his O2 sats fall below 88, so you should ask about that. Also ask about pulmonary rehab, because both you and he could attend the classes and learn a lot about COPD and what might be going on with him. It sounds as though his lungs have really elongated, and he may be retaining CO2. Ask about that, as well. Talk about his eating habits; there might be something there that could help.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I am thin too,need water pills for my stomach,which blocks my breathing.IT works for me in a day

posted about 6 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Sounds a lot like my symptoms. Dr's really haven't given me answers either. But Symbicort has helped and duoneb 2 or 3 times a day helps too.

posted about 6 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Being SOB does not relate directly with blood oxygen level. Ask your pulmo to explain why he gets SOB when his O2 level is 93 It can sure happen.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I asked my pulmo dr about my bloated tummy &he sent me to a gastro. dr and he said I have IBS, . He said the bloat was gas & he gave me IBgard ( over the counter med) & it has worked great for me so far.. You might ask your Dr. about that,, hugs & prayers your way..

posted about 6 years ago
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